When Life Gives You Lemons . . . Be Grateful
Search out lemons. Use all that you find. Plant a lemon tree. Four lemon recipes to try now.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet,
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
—Sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by Will Holt, derived from a Brazilian folk tune
It’s a cute song, but it’s not true. If you have a lemon tree in your backyard you are lucky. If you know of a lemon tree in your neighborhood you are lucky. If you can buy Arizona-grown lemons you are lucky. If you live in the Arizona desert you are lucky because it is an ideal climate for growing lemons.
Plant a lemon tree. A full-size mature tree produces 1,000–2,000 fruits per season. If you have one you must be very grateful and very generous. I’m on a campaign to use all lemons to their fullest potential. No wasted lemons!