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Sweet lemons?

Re: Sweet Lemons
Nyleve & MikeG
I live on Long Island and have been searching for sweet lemons for years. I was introduced to them in Manhattan about 17 yrs ago, they blew my mind at the time, I didn't know what I was eating/seeing. Looked like a regular lemon-a bit smoother tho- yet sliced and placed in my drink it was sweet like candy, this was also the first time I ever had Thunderbird (LOL). I was told it was sweet lemons and where to get them so I ran over to this hispanic produce store, around the corner, on Amsterdam near 105th St. At the time my spanish was real rusty but I got my point across that I was looking for a sweet Lemon. (G) He pointed me to what looked like a bunch of regular old lemons. The difference was that reg. lemons had a sign saying "Lemons" what he showed me said "Limons" so I bought a few. (whether these were Meyer lemons or not I do not know but it sure sounds the same) When I returned to the apartment they had me peel one and, to my surprise, eat it like an orange, guess what no pucker face. lol It was sweet like candy, like pineapple life savers type of sweet, a flavor that is unmistakeable and unforgetable. I had the news on today at noon and to my surprise Tony Tantillo was talking about Meyer Lemons, it was his tip of the day. :)
http://wcbstv.com/food/ground.coffee....
On the right side you will see a video just check through for "Tony's tip of the day: Lemons" it will be dated March 03,2010 1:07pm ET. I had given up looking for Sweet Lemons, so as soon as I saw that I had to get online and search for Meyer Lemons and Here I am. :) You should also check out Tony's Website he talks all about lemons -Acidic types, Sweet, Meyer apparantly although Meyer lemons are sweet there is a big difference between them and Sweet Lemons or "Limettas", Here is the specific page ,there is alot of info re: selection & storage, preparation, availability and type:
http://tonytantillo.com/producetips/f...
Here is another URL I came across, From the LA Times, with some info and 100 recipes for Meyer lemons ...
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...
..... Hope this all helps. Good Luck and I hope you can find the same sweet lemons I had. :) {SMILE} Maybe the ones you got were not fully ripe?

Mar 03, 2010
ladiblu in General Topics

Key Limes, Meyer Lemons who will know?

VAfoodie
RE: Key Limes, Meyer Lemons who will know?
I live on Long Island and have been searching for sweet lemons for years. I was introduced to them in Manhattan about 17 yrs ago, they blew my mind at the time, I didn't know what I was eating/seeing. Looked like a regular lemon yet sliced and placed in my drink it was sweet like candy. I was told where to get them and ran over to this hispanic produce store. At the time my spanish was real rusty but I got my point across that I was looking for a sweet Lemon and he pointed me to what looked like a bunch of regular old lemons. The difference was that reg. lemons had a sign saying "Lemons" what he showed me said "Limons" so I bought a few. (whether these were Meyer lemons or not I do not know but it sure sounds the same) When I returned to the apartment they had me peel one and, to my surprise, eat it like an orange, guess what no pucker face. lol It was sweet like candy, like pineapple life savers type of sweet, a flavor that is unmistakeable and unforgetable. (Like the key lime). To my knowledge key limes mostly come from Florida they are much smaller, rounder and sweeter then regular limes. They are not as sweet as candy, I wouldn't peel one and eat one But like the sweet lemon still lets you know its taste like lemon, the key lime still taste like lime. They do make the most awsome key lime pie. These days we can buy the key limes in local supermarket chains, they are in small net bags - about 10 per bag with a recipe on the label for the traditional Key Lime pie. You can also buy Key lime juice in a bottle, the best brand is Rosa's or Mama Rosa's, something like that. Check it out you might find yourself creating different versions of your "Soon to be famous cream cheese pound cakes". I would love to know how things work out and be one of your first customers. :) Here is an URL I came across, From the LA Times, with some info and 100 recipes for Meyer lemons as well as ads selling the trees...
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...
..... Hope this all helps. Good Luck and Happy Baking. :) {SMILE}

Mar 03, 2010
ladiblu in General Topics

Why didn't my sweet potato fries get crispy??!!

Hi AmyZSD, I know I'm a little late in replying to your post re: Sweet Potatoe Fries - dated May 13, 2008 but I was just searching out the same info myself today so I decided to join and give you an idea. I used to do a coating to OVEN FRY chicken parts that I now use on numerous different items. My daughter went to WELLSPRINGs camp this past summer and since then we have been maintaining a slow and steady weight loss by watching fat content. I now use my coating on boneless skinless chicken breast, Fish filets - just about anything you want that Crunch and feel of Fried foods. I use instant mashed potatoe flakes, to that add what ever seasoning you want - Parm. cheese, onion powder, garlic, lemon pepper -- Whatever your taste buds are looking for. To moisten the food I use things like LF salad dressing, LF mayo, egg white-whatever I'm feeling like (or happen to have on hand) then press into your potatoe flake mix and place on pan coated with butter flavored cooking spray and place in oven. Time and Temp will depend on the type of food you are cooking but it comes out crispy and outrageous tasting ( everyone looks for more). Granted I have never tried on Sweet tater fries but if Martha Stewart can use Parm. cheese and other ppl can use Panko bread crumbs Why Not give it a try?? After everyone else's tips I might have to try it tonight myself:) Low Calorie, Fat Free, Cholesterol Free, not bad on sodium and Gluten Free as well. I hope this helps, if not for the fries then maybe for some other meals you might want to make. :) BTW - You can also try things like Corn Flakes, Rice crispies or corn meal. Take care and Good eating.

Feb 04, 2010
ladiblu in Home Cooking