I posted a picture of this beautiful lemon just a couple of weeks ago. It was part of a gift bag of wonderful goodies from an artist friend. It came right off the tree in her yard.
I posted about it on Facebook and asked for advice about what to do with this one perfect meyer lemon. Someone suggested lemon ginger tea and I thought that sounded wonderful!
I did a bit of research and discovered it would be pretty easy. I peeled and chopped up that piece of ginger and simmered it with five cups of water for an hour or so. While it was simmering, I squeezed every bit of juice I could out of that lemon. I also sliced the peel into strips.
I strained the ginger pieces and added the lemon juice to the warm ginger water. I added some of this local honey and enjoyed every drop of this flavorful drink!
There was enough to last for a few days. I warmed a cup each day. It was wonderful. I may even buy a regular old lemon from the grocery store and make some more.
I candied the peels. That was something I'd never done before. A learning experience. Simple, just takes time. Sugar and water and lemon peels, then more sugar.
The remainder of the simple syrup from candying the peels got saved in a tiny jar to flavor cocktails or citrus desserts.
I really did use every bit of that lemon! Such a great gift!