I was not counting on there being a hard freeze (in Glendale, in February, for cryin' out loud!) that badly injured my tree. (I am so thankful the tree is nice & healthy now!) So sorry, no limes this summer...
Normally, when we need a lime for tea or marinade we head to the back wall to pick one. Trifle inconvenient to drive to Sprouts each time I want a little icy blender drink!
My knight in shining armor to the rescue! He bought me a nice large bag of limes from Costco.
They.are.so.delish. Raspberry tea never had it so good! Diet coke is improved with a little squeeze. Black beans are quite tasty with some lime squirted on... Grilled salmon totally rocks a honey/lime marinade.
However, no matter how many I use, usually toward the end of the bag the poor things are as hard as rocks & difficult to juice. What a waste.
NOT TODAY, FOLKS!
Today I made lime simple syrup:
4 cups sugar
4 cups water
3 limes, quartered
bring to boil
strain through cheesecloth