Summer is Almost Here, Do You Have Lime Disease?
The trees are full. The crop this year will be considered bumper. The winter was without a hard freeze. What does that mean?
Enjoying one of Florida's special and delicious crops. The Lime.
Time to bring out the muddler it's Mojito time. A traditionally Cuban drink made from mint, sugar, rum, club soda and of course limes.
I know that when each one of you has traveled to Florida you have enjoyed a great piece of Key Lime pie after dinner.
Key limes are very small (smaller than a golf ball). They flourish in South Florida and the Keys as well as Mexico, The Caribbean and Mediterranean Europe.
Key lime pie is made with sweetened condensed milk because fresh milk was unavailable in the Keys until the 1930's.
Chicken with lime is another popular dish that is made using fresh limes and lime juice. The limes give the bird a nice acidic flavor that is a little sweeter than a lemon.
Most Mexican dishes use the lime frequently. Salsa has a squeeze, Guacamole has lots of lime both for flavor and for stopping the oxidation process of the avocado. Always put a squeeze of lime on a great taco or tostada.
For those who like to use essential oils there is an Organic Essential Lime Oil in the marketplace. It's suggested uses are :
SKIN CARE: acne, anemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, oily skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth ulcers, spots, varicose veins, warts
CIRCULATION MUSCLES and JOINTS: arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, obesity (congestion), poor circulation, rheumatism
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: asthma, throat infections, bronchitis, catarrh
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: dyspepsia
IMMUNE SYSTEM: colds, flu, fever, infections
Not sure if you eat it or apply it but I'm sure someone will know that answer.
You can even make your own mosquito repellent with limes and whole cloves.
Enjoy the lime, it's so good for you.
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