In Italy, we love cooking with lemons or making lemon liqueurs, lemon sorbet. This fruit grows in many regions in Italy. In the South, for instance, in the area of Positano lemons are planted in the soil outside. In the centre of Italy, like here in Tuscany, we cultivate them in vases which have to stay inside in winter
Apart from cooking and liqueur, lemons have so many excellent characteristics as they are full of vitamins. When we have used them, squeezed them, we have not to throw them away
Let’s think about the possible uses of a lemon step by step
1. we use the lemon for our recipe, we grate the lemon zest and cut the lemon in halves and squeeze the lemon as we need the juice for our recipe.Have a look at our recipes listed below.
2. we rub the lemon halves on our elbows and knees or heels to give more elasticity to the skin.
it has a softening and protective effect on the skin: it purifies it and helps repair lesions and redness
Years ago in Funny Girl, Barbara Streisand did it sitting in front of a cute toilet table
3 .one half of the lemon goes in our washing machine to clean the inside and give a pleasant lemon smell
4. the other half of the lemon in the refrigerator to absorb bad smells
5. the day after the two halves find a place in the compost
Any different idea how to use a lemon? Isn’t a lemon life useful?
And for the lemon lovers, have a look at our recipes with lemons:
Lactose Free Lemon Cake