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Source for Meyer Lemons

Finnegan Mar 2, 2007 08:08 AM

I'm looking to make preserved lemons and the recipe calls for Meyer Lemons.

I've checked some of the locations mentioned in provious posts (last year) but they don't seem to be in stock.

Does anyone know of a store downtown or in the east end that currently stocks Meyer Lemons? (are they in season now?). Thanks

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    the dish RE: Finnegan Mar 2, 2007 08:10 AM

    Actually, I have come across Meyer lemons in droves this past week. Even at Dominion (Front St Market), Loblaws (Queens Quay) and also at the St Lawrence Market fruit stands.

    1. orangewasabi RE: Finnegan Mar 2, 2007 08:14 AM

      Whole Foods at Hazelton usually has them

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        cecilia RE: Finnegan Mar 2, 2007 08:54 AM

        I have seen them in a few Loblaws over the past few weeks.

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          acd123 RE: Finnegan Mar 2, 2007 08:57 AM

          I found some really great Meyer lemons at the Big Carrot on Danforth. I also found some very interesting "sweet limes" that look like a cross between a lemon (colour) and an orange (shape/size).

          1. thenurse RE: Finnegan Mar 2, 2007 09:36 AM

            Saw Meyer Lemons and Key Limes and the Leslie/Lakeshore Loblaws 2 weeks ago.

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              Zengarden RE: Finnegan Mar 2, 2007 09:39 AM

              What do you use Meyer Lemons for?

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                embee RE: Zengarden Mar 2, 2007 07:44 PM

                They are a cross between a lemon and a tangerine (or some similar orange citrus) and are much sweeter than regular lemons. They can be used almost anywhere one can use a lemon, tangerine, or orange, and they can be delicious. But they do not provide the acidic "zing" or "brightening" effect of a lemon and they lack the flavour intensity of most oranges. They have a muted orangey/lemony flavour if that makes any sense.

                I was very eager to try them on first hearing, but now consider them just another citrus option. All-in-all, nice but not exciting. I really find an orange-lemon mixture to be tastier.

                While Meyer lemons taste quite different from "regular" lemons, I find key limes taste much the same as regular limes when used in a recipe. And you need to squeeze an awful lot of key limes per ounce of lime juice.

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                Mila RE: Finnegan Mar 2, 2007 09:41 AM

                Last year it was a bonanza at Fruit King Market at Danforth and Logan. I think they were 8 for 2 dollars.

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                  julesrules RE: Mila Mar 2, 2007 10:23 AM

                  They were 10 for a dollar by the time I got there but I thought it was a one-day only thing as often happens there depending on what they can find cheap?

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                    foodyDudey RE: Mila Mar 2, 2007 03:58 PM

                    I walked over to Fruit King and asked about Meyer Lemons, the guy looked at me like I was from Mars and said they only have regular lemons. I ended up buying some organic ones at The Big Carrot for around $2.29 /lb. Aren't all vegetables organic? :-)

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