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If you ever need a house sitter, I'd be happy to come and pick lemons for you. I'd even be able to bring them back to Canada, since citrus fruits are allowable!

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Evelyn, would you care to share your limoncello recipe?  Our one dwarf Meyer lemon tree is producing like gangbusters; N has been putting Meyer lemon in everything and just made a lemon and cranberry tea cake from a recent Dorie Greenspan recipe.

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Interjecting here but a really worthwhile recipe.    Lemon "buttermilk" sherbet.    I reached for buttermilk but inadvertently pulled out whipping cream which was in the same colored container.  

 

WOWZER!    Possibly the best sherbet/ice cream I've ever tasted.     Best, even after several days in the freezer, it scoops easily and smoothly.    This will become my default.

 

https://dejavucook.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/lemon-buttermilk-sherbet/

 

(It is the sugar syrup that keeps it scoopable.    Worth remembering with other fruits sherbets that tend to freeze hard.)

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Evelyn, would you care to share your limoncello recipe?  Our one dwarf Meyer lemon tree is producing like gangbusters; N has been putting Meyer lemon in everything and just made a lemon and cranberry tea cake from a recent Dorie Greenspan recipe.

 

It's my first time using this recipe. It's in the 'aging' phase. Which technically ends next Wednesday. But I will won't be home then. If you are not in a hurry, I can let you know what I think when I get back the following week. Or, I can give you the recipe now. Just let me know.

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This is more bad news/good news, than a total annoyance.

 

While I was in Santa Clara, Las Vegas had a couple of nights of hard freeze temperatures that had their way with my fruit trees and other plants (looks like the trees have a good chance of survival. My yard crew comes tomorrow--keep your fingers crossed).

 

They (the Meyer lemon trees) don't like to get too cold - they're like hothouse flowers!

 

Additionally, one winter we had a pretty hard frost.  The trees dropped like 60 - 70% of their fruit, and boy, was that a friggin' mess.

 

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Evelyn, would you care to share your limoncello recipe?  Our one dwarf Meyer lemon tree is producing like gangbusters; N has been putting Meyer lemon in everything and just made a lemon and cranberry tea cake from a recent Dorie Greenspan recipe.

 

It's my first time using this recipe. It's in the 'aging' phase. Which technically ends next Wednesday. But I will won't be home then. If you are not in a hurry, I can let you know what I think when I get back the following week. Or, I can give you the recipe now. Just let me know.

 

 

Not in a hurry at all.  Thanks, and I hope it's good!

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I got these incredibly comfortable new pillows, and now it's extremely hard for me to get myself out of bed.

From the pillow guy on TV, right?

 

(Just kidding).

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It's -35C but the windchill is -49C. I really should plug my car in, but I don't want to go out in the cold. And the tips of my fingers still hurt from the cold.

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It's -35C but the windchill is -49C. I really should plug my car in, but I don't want to go out in the cold. And the tips of my fingers still hurt from the cold.

 

It's as cold as it has been in a generation here. Got to -34C air temperature and windchill of -45C last night. And tonight will be similar. We are taking advantage of people opting to stay in and going out for dinner with friends.

 

Water supply to one bathroom froze (although it is prone to that even in less severe weather). Dishwasher drain hose froze since it is on the outside (uninsulated) kitchen wall.

 

And we are by no means the coldest spot in MN this week.

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That's definitely one good thing about the cold weather - many places are pretty empty, so normally difficult-to-get-reservation places here are taking walk ins. Even Costco was relatively empty yesterday, and I got a really good parking spot!

 

Oddly, I have not raised the thermostat in my house, yet. It's still set at a balmy 16C!

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That's definitely one good thing about the cold weather - many places are pretty empty, so normally difficult-to-get-reservation places here are taking walk ins. Even Costco was relatively empty yesterday, and I got a really good parking spot!

 

Oddly, I have not raised the thermostat in my house, yet. It's still set at a balmy 16C!

That's our default.

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