Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lemons and Coincidences

We knew we had a lot of lemons on our "satsuma" tree when we left Georgia and headed down to Florida a month or so ago.  We weren't thinking about them too much as we had invited the whole neighborhood to come and pick all they wanted.  However, when we got back up here, we realized that our lemon crop was bigger than our neighborhood could handle.
The ground under the tree was littered with lemons that had fallen.
The top of the tree was still covered with lemons.
Some were even low enough and on the outside of the tree where I could reach them without the tree attacking me (citrus is notorious for its thorns).
Ron helped me pick up the fallen lemons for the compost pile.
Then, coincidentally, my friend Karen sent me this email:
 All it is.....is a frozen lemon

> Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming
> the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole
> lemon without waste?

> Simple.. place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your
> refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the
> whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your
> foods.

> Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, cereals,
> noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky.... the
> list is endless.

> All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something
> that you may have never tasted before. Most likely, you only think of
> lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore.

> Now that you've learned this lemon secret, you can use lemon even in
> instant cup noodles.

> What's the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than
> preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?

> Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more
> vitamins than the lemon juice itself. And yes, that's what you've been
> wasting.

> But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the
> whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes, you can consume
> all of those nutrients and get even healthier.

> It's also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating
> toxic elements in the body.

> So place your washed lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your
> meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to
> live healthier and longer! That's the lemon secret! Better late than
> never, right? The surprising benefits of lemon!Lemon (Citrus) is a
> miraculous product to kill cancer cells.
> It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.

> Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories
> interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge
> profits.

> You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon
> juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant
> and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

> How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so
> as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large
> corporations?

> As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes.

> You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice
> press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc... It is credited with
> many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on
> cysts and tumors.

> This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say
> it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as
> an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi,
> effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood
> pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress
> and nervous disorders.

> The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of
> the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than
> 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that It destroys
> the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate,
> lung and pancreas...

> The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product
> Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world,
> slowing the growth of cancer cells.

> And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon
> extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect
> healthy cells. So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and
> grate
> them. Your whole body will love you for it!!!!!

> Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly.
Which inspired me to pick a couple of dozen and freeze them!  I have gotten into natural salves and tinctures and will not do more experimenting to see how I can add lemon parts and pieces to my recipes!