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Monday, July 12, 2010

Preserving Lemons

    Recently I decided I like lemons in my ice water, and lemons in my ice tea. Its not something I do real often, and I hated that my lemons were going bad before I used them. No one else uses them, its just me. So yesterday I washed my lemons and sliced them into slices and placed them on a tray, then stuck them in the freezer to flash freeze. Once frozen, they were easy to pop off the tray and stick in a ziplock baggy to go back into my freezer.  This freezes the individual slices so I can take out just the number I need at one time. No fuss, No waste,No trouble. I tried one this morning in my glass of ice water. Worked like a charm. I got to enjoy the zesty hint of lemon, and none of the problems.
I almost forgot to mention that i also do the same thing with green pepper slices. Then I can just take out what i need for cooking. They soften in minutes.


  1. That sounds like such a refreshing idea Tammy. And do the green peppers get mushy when they are frozen?

  2. They do get soft, but not what I would call mushy. but great for cooking.

  3. I had no idea you could freeze lemons. Mine also go bad before I can use them. I will have to try this. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Whats great is that even after they defrost, and hours later ( I tend to keep refilling my glass with ice water) the slices are still firm and look as fresh as when I sliced them. I kept the ends too in case I needed some zest.