Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Too many Limes!
My youngest daughter is working for a real cool flower/event shop that makes wedding flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, "tosses" arrangements etc.) and helps decorate wedding sites or other business events around the area. They do centerpieces, linens, drapes and often hang out at the weddings to help with other parts. A lot of the flowers they use are preserved flowers---which means a bride can keep her bouquet and it'll look pretty much the same years later as it did on her wedding day. They also use real flowers too (lucky us, after an event is over, my daughter often comes home with gorgeous flowers!)
A week ago they used limes in vases with the flowers on each table at a wedding reception---and after they cleaned up they returned to the shop with buckets of limes! We ended up with a ton so decided to make juice using our old Sunbeam mixer with its juice making attachment. This mixer has been tucked away for years, I wasn't sure it still worked, but it plowed through 1/2 of the limes we had and made a pitcher of lovely sour lime juice! We're freezing it in ice cube trays then transferring those into baggies to use for margaritas, daiquiris, limeade, gin & tonics & sorbet. Sadly, when we turned on the mixer the next day it barely ran...think we may have burnt out the motor! Another friend said we could bang on the thing with a hammer & it'll probably work again---haven't tried that yet. In the meantime we bought an inexpensive hand juicer...and have been handing out bags of limes to anyone that stops by! Want some?!!