The build up of winter storm Grayson froze us good. After four nights of subfreezing all-night temperatures, all the plants are dead, dying, or hybernating. It got down to 25 here.
I am always incredulous when it frosts or freezes here in Florida. It just doesn't seem like it's possible, but it often happens here in Central Florida. Hence, we really have to watch the weather forecast so we are ready for it.
The lemons are ready! Now comes the incessant juicing and freezing of this liquid gold. Now begins the drooling over lemon meringue pie. Now begins the obsession over lemon bars and cookies. I love my lemon tree.
If you were worried about the lemons, then let me put you at ease. I was worried Hurricane Irma would pull all the green citrus right off the trees, but here at least, it didn't.
The lemons are ready! Success! That means we can make: lemon meringue pie, lemon squares, lemonade, lemon tarts, lemon filled beignets, lemon poppy seed cake, lemon cookies, lemon cocktails, etc., etc. (Insert shrimp flashbacks from Forest Gump here.)