Lemon Dishes Sweet and Savory

Featured Article,In Season,Recipes,Summer
May 17, 2011

Tart summery lemons infuse everything from salad dressing to chicken to dessert with bright zingy flavors.

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There is no such thing as a lemon-picking machine, unless you count the human hand. While a lemon tree can yield 500-600 pounds of fruit per year, each golden orb is cut by hand and placed in a cloth sack that is worn over the harvester’s shoulder. Think about that: each piece of fruit is specially chosen.

Since lemons can be harvested up to three times per year from a single tree, there really isn’t a dedicated lemon season. However, the peak demand for lemons is now, now, now! Who hasn’t spent a hot and muggy childhood afternoon trying to hawk lemonade to neighbors? It’s time for picnics, lemonade stands, and few good recipes that draw maximum flavor from one of our favorite summer fruits.

—By Mary Carter

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Chicken Drumsticks with Lemon and Garlic

Grilled chicken drumsticks are marinated in garlic and lemons.

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Chard with Lemon and Feta

Lemony brightness and salty feta work wonders with chard.

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Lemon Dishes Sweet and Savory

Tart summery lemons infuse everything from salad dressing to chicken to dessert with bright zingy flavors.

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