I finally took the plunge and created a Facebook page for my blog! I’ll alert people on facebook when I post a new blog entry of course, but I also hope to post links, articles, sites, other blogs that I find interesting… All about cooking and eating, of course! Find me on facebook here, and don’t forget to share the page with your friends!
Last weekend I bought a couple of big bags of lemons at the markets, with the idea that I would preserve them whole for use in cooking. Well, Mr T and I finally got around to doing this yesterday!
Preserved lemons have a wide range of uses in cooking. They can be used in virtually any savoury dish from roasts to stews (not in a dessert though, as they are preserved with salt). They are very common in Moroccan dishes. A great way to jazz up a plain rice side is to saute some onion and garlic, then boil the rice with the onion and garlic plus some currants, cashews and finely chopped preserved lemon. Yummy!
It really is just so easy to preserve lemons (and you don’t even need a thermomix to do it!). Home-preserved lemons are far cheaper too, as with anything you make from scratch. Not to mention healthier! Remember, the best way to know for sure what is in the food that you’re eating is by making it yourself.