The heat of the past few summers has been memorable, stifling. The stress of the heat always challenges us to find new ways to survive it. This season is no exception. In all of my 70+ years, two years ago was the first year I tried taking a shower and going to bed wet. It works! I stayed cool enough to relax and get to sleep.
Here is an idea for the middle of the day when the shower idea would probably be useless.
Alternatively, it is a great health choice all year long, providing the benefits of citrus and hydration in every season. In fact, it’s a great “Good Day Strategy” to create on a “good day” to improve your health even on bad days. (Learn more about our “Good Day Strategies” here.)
We kept a jar going for three weeks before releasing it to the compost.
Here are three methods to preserve your lemons with salt!
Pink lemonade (plus an important discussion on “brown lemonade”)
Pickled orange and onion in a vinegar base, a great addition to salads!
The world’s best homemade lemonade with a secret ingredient, in the big reveal from the “Half Pint Hacks”
Capture the brightness of citrus in these handy flavor extracts
Dried orange slices — More than just decorations or additions to your potpourri
And you wondered what to do with all that orange peel … perfect gifts!
A dessert of lemon and ricotta, nutrition included