Philip Solman

Life Gives You Lemons (and Limes)

Philip Solman
Life Gives You Lemons (and Limes)

Squeezed lemon halves can be used to clean copper pots. Just dip them in salt and rub the tarnished spots.
To get more juice out of lemons and limes, immerse them in boiling water for a minute or two (or zap in the microwave for 10 seconds). Then, using the heel of your hand, roll them around on the counter a few times before juicing.
If you need to juice a lemon, remove most of the rind first. Grate it or peel it in fine strips, leaving the white part intact for structural integrity. Use the rind to perk up salads, pastas and yogurt with honey. Mmmm.