August 29, 2013

National Lemon Juice Day

“I believe if life gives you lemons make lemonade…then find someone that life gave vodka to and have a party." - Ron White

It's National Lemon Juice Day!

Once upon a time I was dating a pseudo-rock star. He and I, feeling chubby one afternoon, decided we wanted to partake in the Master Lemon Cleanse diet. For ten days we would start our morning with a salt water flush, then for the rest of the day only consume a concoction of water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. We lasted less than two days before we were ordering a giant pizza (each).

Lemon juice really is good for you, though. It's great for digestion, bad breath, headaches, weight loss, osteoporosis, asthama, and is full of antioxidants and vitamin C, too. Even topically it's a wonder fruit as it helps with wrinkles, acne, sun burn, and chapped lips.

I knew I was obsessed with lemons (and limes) for a reason!

You could celebrate today with margaritas, lemonade, iced tea, limencello, whiskey sours, by using buttermilk, by grilling salmon stuffed with pads of butter, onions, and lemon slices, by eating lemon curd, guacamole, sorbet, asparagus with lemon and thyme... truly, the list goes on and on!

Happy National Lemon Juice Day!