Our neighbor downstairs says to me across their dining table two weeks ago, “Hey, Martha, you might be who to do this with – I want to make Moroccan lemons.” A friend of hers did it recently and having a jar of sultry lemons in the fridge to add intrigue to soups and stews sounded great.
My in-laws have nearly a half-dozen citrus trees in their yard oasis. I called to see if she could ship us some of her fruit, she usually has more than they can use and she doesn’t use pesticides. She suggested using the limequats if we wanted a quick turnaround since the Meyer lemons were so large. I asked if she could send a mix.
The box arrived last night. Oh what a box! Packed with care and unpacked with excitement, it included Meyer lemons, limequats and tangerines – all ripe and ready to go. She threw a few extra goodies inside such as extra mason jars she had on hand.
Another friend donated her extra mason jars to the cause and, looking at what we have, this will be a great lineup.
We have three jars of each shape and it looks as though the big Meyers will fit perfectly into the larger jars whole and we can use the squat square pint jars for sliced.
The limequats should squeeze into the skinny jars like interns into skinny jeans.
Looks like all we need is kosher salt and olive oil. Tomorrow we’ll do the deed.