Lemonade is just lolly water - and costs! If you have access to a lemon tree, then lemon water is such a healthy, vital way to provide drinks for the hungry man/child :-)
The journey with my lemon tree has been long and arduous. A dwarf Meyer purchased just before the 7 year long drought starting in around 2005, 2006 ish. Kept in a large pot, the poor tree withered and became completely bare - not even any leaves! I thought it was dead, but vowed to keep it one more year - just in case.
My patience was worth it! By 2012 it was flourishing again and producing a bounty of yellow, juicy Vitamin C packed citrus. The juice provides daily lemon water, ensuring that colds and flu are kept to a minimum (pharmacy savings there) and providing a healthy drink. Gone are the sugary soda drinks, and with that savings to the weekly budget. Pictured here with a drop of mint!
Baked dishes with lemons and herbs are just delicious - organic home grown food - nothing like it! Pictured here is lemon baked fish - lemon chicken is just as delicious (put the whole rind inside the bird).
Lemons are particularly popular at food swaps!
One gardener’s glut is another gardener’s lunch! I usually swap my Lemons for Greens!
Beyond the food is the cleaning. In picking up a stylish trigger for only $2, and filing with white vinegar and lemon juice is a great surface cleaner. More weekly savings! You can Google the recipes for various natural cleaners. While I personally haven't gone completely natural with cleaners, this surface cleaner is a great saver :-)
Any savings are just fantastic! Four years on and not only have I fed a teenager that can eat for 4 adult males, but have a deposit for a home loan.
Don't feed your children sugar sodas - invest in a little lemon and watch it grow.
My Little Trowel