A Fruity Harvest
There are a lot of reasons why I grow my own food, but the biggest reason is to eat it. Here are some of my successes from the past year.
These two figs ripened in late August. I sliced them in half and ate them drizzled with cream. Amazing!
On Christmas day, I ate the first ripe fruit from my Meyer Lemon tree. I waited two long years to taste these lemons, but meanwhile I have been enjoying year-round greenery and fragrant blossoms. This tree would be worth keeping even if it didn’t make fruits. But it did make fruits, and I did eat them. As for their fate, I first removed their zest using a vegetable peeler. I packed the yellow strips into a small jar, and covered them with strong grain alcohol. I hope to turn this into a tiny batch of Limoncello in a few months. Next, I squeezed 1/2 cup of juice from the first lemon, and immediately drank it straight from the measuring cup in a joyous frenzy of excitement. The other lemon was turned into delicious lemonade popsicles.