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When Your Sister Gives You Lemons . . . April 10, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Gratitude, Nature.

We moved to Florida for a number of reasons ~ including a desire to live closer to my sister and her family.

They’ve lived on a lake in Orlando for 20+ years and have a veritable citrus grove in their backyard ~ lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, oranges, tangelos.

And a few pineapple plants thrown in for good measure.

Now that we see them on a more regular basis, we get to share nature’s bounty with them.  This winter, we received dozens of grapefruit.  This spring, dozens and dozens and dozens of lemons.

While I still have a few “bad habits” I need to conquer, one of my healthful habits is drinking lots of water ~ both with meals and between meals.

Lately, that water has been laced with fresh, Florida lemon juice ~ a tangy and tasty treat full of Vitamin C.

When your sister gives you lemons, make lemonade ~ hold the sugar, please.

Happy Earth Day 2010!


1. RichardWScott - April 10, 2010

How nice to have an orchard in the family. ))

2. nrhatch - April 10, 2010

And nice to be near family! ; )

Instead of seeing my nieces once or twice a year, we now get to see them once or twice a month!

3. Joanne - April 12, 2010

Forget squeezing… I got a bag of lemons from my neighbor… I’ve been peeling and blending it right into my morning smoothies… no sugar… great cleanse, too…!

4. nrhatch - April 12, 2010

These would be tough to peel ~ they have very thick rinds. But the juice (and pulp) is delish!

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