Known to be rich in Vitamin C and pectin, lemons have been farmed throughout the world since 300BC. They have been an ingredient in food and drinks, body lotions, clensers and used for bleaching hair and teeth. The ‘Eureka’ lemon is the most common variety in Australia, even though it’s thornier cousin, the ‘Lisbon’, was once considered better for the cooler states. The ‘Meyer’ is the most cold-tolerant of all lemons.
For the next four posts we’ll feature our top Lemon Loves (other than Margaret’s Lemon Tea Loaf). All these recipes are a cinch and so is finding the main ingredient. They’re running amok in the backyards of thousands of Australian homes. So, if you see a lemony, you know what to do.