DIY Lemon Juice
- stellamystar Mar 21, 2008 10:34 AM
Okay - more than once I have almost bought the huge bags of lemons from Costco. Limes, too. Here's my dilema -
I don't always have lemons around when I need "the juice." So, should I buy a big old bag of lemons and squeeze away into a container and use?
Some of my lemons were going moldy, so I cut them and squeezed the juice out. Does lemon juice "expire?" If so, can one freeze it?
I freeze lemon juice in ice cube trays, I also freeze: wine and stock in ice cube trays.
I have used moldy lemons without any problems, i.e., I did not get sick, the lemon juice tasted fine, the mold starts on the outside surface of the lemon, helps decompose the lemon. I don't like the smell of moldy lemons, I have a lemon tree and usually have a moldy lemon or two under the tree, but other than the smell, the mold has not negatively affected me.
I usually toss the moldy lemons, but when I am at the cabin, it is either use it, drive to town or do without.