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Sunday, January 04, 2009

When Your Tree Gives You Lemons...

... make lemon soup!

Our dwarf Meyer lemon tree is producing lemons like crazy right now, and today (while watching the stupid Vikings game, about which I cannot comment... too mad...) I made my favorite lemon soup.

The recipe is not complicated, one that I created myself.  I make chicken broth from a store-bought rotissiere chicken, add a sauteed onion and the juice of enough lemons to make it taste as lemonny as I like.  Today I think we used as many as 12 lemons, but the flavor of the lemons makes a huge difference in the flavor of the soup.  Once the lemon juice is added, cook the soup for about 20 minutes to blend the flavors.  The blend the soup in a blender or food processor in small batches until it is smooth.  Add the kernels from 4 cobs of corn, and then about 8 ounces of uncooked pasta.  Small pasta works best - I like little stars, but could only find rings today.  Once the pasta is cooked, the soup is complete.  And tasty!

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  1. This sounds great. Looks good too. I'm guessing store-bought lemons in Minnesota are not quite the same...

  2. Lemon soup - wow I've never heard of that, I think I may just have to try it.