Squeeze as much as you can out of this versatile citrus fruit.
13 Uses for Lemons You Haven’t Thought of Yet
Display Place Cards
If yellow is one of your wedding colors, consider using lemons, sliced down the middle so that they’ll stand, as holders for place cards. Just cut a slit in the top of each half and tuck in your guest’s name.
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Serve Sorbet or Soufflé
To serve sorbet in a lemon, cut a lemon in half and hollow it out; then fill it with a scoop of your favorite sorbet. To use lemons as soufflé cups, cut a tip off one end of the lemon so that it will stand up; cut off the other side of the lemon about a quarter from the end. Hollow out the lemon, pour in your soufflé batter, and bake as you normally would.
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Polish Metal Cookware
The acid in lemons makes them handy cleaning tools, and you can use their juice to make a scouring paste for steel, brass, and copper pots and pan. Make a paste of lemon juice and salt and rub it onto the metal. Let it sit five minutes, then rinse with warm water and dry.
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Add a hint of lemon flavor with homemade lemon-infused sea salt, pepper, or sugar. Combine lemon zest with sea salt (or pepper or sugar) in a mortar and use a pestle or your fingers to work the two ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.
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Whether you decide to string them together, hollow them out, slice them in half, squeeze out their juice, or shave off their shiny yellow rinds, we bet you have never thought of using lemons like this. As an added bonus, lemons are so inexpensive that you can try any of these new uses without having to worry about breaking the bank.
Check out the slideshow above to find out new uses for lemons.