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What's the best use for leftover lemons?

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Ever had a recipe call for half a lemon? After I'm finished there is always half a lemon that I never know what to do with.

So, what's the best use for leftover lemons?

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Put the juice of half a lemon with some delicious honey in a cup of boiled water. Now that's a winter treat!
by Vee
Lemon drizzle cake is a really easy way to use up lemons.
You can also slice and free them ready for your drinks.
I would usually use lemon juice if it only called for half a lemon; that or just use the whole lemon anyway.

You could slice left over lemons to put in a glass of cold water, use it to clean limescale, use it as juice to flavour icing, etc.
keep in fridge for future use, or juice and freeze
Sharing my secret use of leftover lemons: they are the perfect deodorizer for the fridge.

Place all the leftover lemon/lime on the fridge shelves and they will refresh your fridge smell (you still have throw away any expired food - no amount of lemon will take those smell away) :)
Add a bit of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and you have a simple lemon salad dressing.
by Lucy
Surely any sort of cake/margarita/chicken dish which does - or doesn't - require a bit of zing! That's how I feel about it anyway...Left over lemons make a great addition to a cocktails because both the juice and zest adds a nice zip to a drink. Equally, lemon zest can be grated into a cake mix.

On another note, spare lemon juice is a fantastic cleanser for the skin. See my scrub on Healthy Hints and see how I use it to make a natural exfoliant. Hope this helps.
I just love lemon butter.

I make it in the microwave (see Finy under recipeyum where I have a lime butter published). This is quick and easy.

Once this is done I also love lemon or lime tartlets -also on recipe yum!

If I still have leftovers I put them in a freezer tray and put them in water as I need them -this is a particularly refreshing drink in summer.
by Finy
I only use lemon to drizzle over grilled fish fillets, prawn cutlets, veal schnitzel. IF I have some left, just leave it in cool bin, wrapped tightly in plastic bag. It'll last for awhile.
Also love it just sliced & pop into VERY cold glass of water! On a hot day, that's just heaven to drink!
Leftover lemon, u can use the juice for Lemon rice, two tbl spoon of juice in a glass of warm water and add pinch of salt and drink, it is good for health. after and skinn u can cut pieces and add to your dish washing soap.its natural. (i will send the lemon rice recipe later)
by asha
Slice it up, place in M/W jug of water, place in M/W, & let it boil for a few minutes, long enough for condensation to form on surfaces. Take out jug, & wipe surfaces over. Lovely sparkling clean appliance!
Put lemon remainders' into compost. You could drink the boiled water, once cooled!
I just keep the other 1/2 of the lemon I don't need at the time, in the fridge until another recipes calls for, 'The juice of 1/2 a lemon.' Lemons are so expensive now, I don't like to waste them. (Jan '19.)
by Miro
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