How to Select a Lemon
Select a small lemon that has a deep yellow color and feels heavy for its size. The smaller the lemon the juicer it is. Avoid lemons with bruises, cuts or blemishes. A lemon should be firm but should give a little when gently squeezed.
How to Store Lemons
Store lemons in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a month. Lemons may be stored at room temperature but they will only last about 1 week.
Lemons should not be frozen whole as they become extremely mushy and only good for the juice. However, they can be frozen in quarters or in slices. Wash the fruit, quarter or slice, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they are frozen, place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer.
How to Ripen Lemons
Lemons are frequently picked while they are still a yellow green and stored in warehouses until they are taken to market. Though picked green they will continue to soften and reach their full yellow color though the sugar content of the fruit will not change once removed from the tree.
Baked Lemon Pudding
Candied Lemon Peel
Coconut Lemon Squares
Lemon Blueberry Cream Pie
Lemon Cake with Creamy Filling and Lemon Curd
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
Meyer Lemon Parfaits