Remember my Meditation on a Lemonade Tree? Well, Bunnings delivered on it’s promise.
The fruit tastes like a very sweet lemon (beautiful).
The chooks did all the work. The only thing I did was the occasional water.
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June 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm
Glad someone can grow something worthwhile…woodland creatures eat what ever I plant. ;-( Working on a greenhouse design now.
June 21, 2011 at 9:38 am
Good luck with that slpmartin. It’s funny but when I lived in Brisbane (a big city) my veges were always getting eaten by possums and I gave up. Here I don’t have the same problems – even the kangaroos and rabbits (before we got the fence) didn’t bother with my veges – maybe someone down the street has tastier veges (its a mystery to me ;) )
June 20, 2011 at 6:38 pm
noting is better than picking your own fruits or salad, fresh from your garden and into your stomach
June 21, 2011 at 9:41 am
Definitely Dhyan :) and fresh organic, free range eggs on the side. I would like to be much more self sustainable one day – food, water and energy (but I won’t be eating my chickens ;) ).
June 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm
How I miss my lemon tree! Dhyan says it all!
June 21, 2011 at 9:43 am
Thanks adeeyoyo – I have a real thing for citrus (always have had) – the smell, look and taste – citrus therapy ;).
June 21, 2011 at 9:56 am
Hooray for those chooks on a job well done!!
June 21, 2011 at 11:09 am
Thanks Aletha – the chooks are indispensible ;)
June 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm
Yum, that’ll go down a treat in summer – I see a Peanuts-style lemonade stand popping up outside your gate :-)
June 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm
Haha – I always wanted to do that :)
June 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Happy days indeed Gabe! Enjoy those sweet Lemonades, G
June 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm
Yup! I will just have to make home made lemonade now Graham (I’ve officially run out of excuses) ;)
June 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm
So can you eat the fruit the way you would an orange? That would be amazing. Does it smell sweeter than your average lemon tree? I want a lemonade tree so much. How cool. I definitely second the lemonade stand!
June 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm
Yes you can Selma (no bitter taste and screwing up the eyes) and they are as big as navel oranges. I’ll have to check on the smell thing – I also have a big lemon tree, but it doesn’t have many fruit (I’ll go and smell it this afternoon ;) )
June 23, 2011 at 1:28 am
Every one with a garden should have a fruit tree, hard to describe the feeling of picking your own fruits. I have a sour cherry tree and an asian pear tree in a small city garden. The squirrels love my garden!
Your lemonade tree is very impressive!
June 23, 2011 at 9:10 am
Thanks Ben :) your trees sound wonderful – I remember your (visual) clafouti recipe (in fact I have it here right in front of me, as I was clearing my desk on the weekend).
June 25, 2011 at 3:44 am
Have you tried a clafouti? It’s delicious…
June 25, 2011 at 8:36 am
No I never made it from your recipe Benedicte – cherries are a bit hard to find at the moment (or so expensive – they are in season around Chistmas time) – do you use the sour cherries from your tree? I do like the sound of clafouti.
June 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm
You can do a clafouti with any fruits, plums, dried prunes, apples apricots etc… The traditional recipe is with cherry.
Yes, I use my sour cherries in fruit salads, cakes etc and I freeze them for winter. I also like that word, clafouti, very funny soound.
June 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm
We made the lemonade today – I can’t believe how much sugar you have to use to get it tasting like the stuff in a can – Michael said ‘Mum, that’s not true what you said about it tasting just like the stuff from the shops’ – hahaha – it looked quite brown because I used raw sugar – but I think it tasted fine (the kids did all the squeezing – so that was a good use of child labour ;) ).
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