Tuesday, January 27, 2015
536 Meyer Lemons
The other day, I was at our local grocery store, and as usual, I spent a lot of time in the produce department. I must have looked suspicious, because as I was slowly and carefully looking for the perfect vegetables/fruit, the produce manager approached me:
She asked, "Can I HELP you?"
I replied, "No, but thank you."
She, "Did you have any questions?"
My reply, "Nope."
I have never tasted a Meyer lemon, but I was curious about them, so I bought a package. I learned from an internet site that they are thought to be a cross between either a Eureka or Lisbon lemon and a mandarin orange, and they take on a sightly yellow-orange color. The skin seems to be much thinner than a common lemon or orange. They are supposedly sweeter than a lemon, and often used to make lemon pies. My mother used to make a highly coveted lemon meringue pie. I wonder if she used Meyer Lemons. Sadly all of her recipes are gone.
p.s. The blue in this bowl is not screaming as it appears in this picture.