My last post didn’t publish correctly… I was thanking you for all of the thoughtful comments you left on my sweet and sneaky veggie series! I also asked what vegetables you’d like to see in the next sequel series, so please leave a comment with your requests!
And now on to fruits…
Everyone I know owns a lemon tree. My coworkers, my parents, the mailman, the speedy grocery cashier, that one house on my morning running route… Everyone but me.
I sulked for a while over that fact. They were so lucky; they could walk outside and pick citrus any time a lemonade, lemon bar, or lemon meringue pie craving hit. Me, I had to plan ahead for my cravings to ensure I wrote “lemons” on my weekly grocery list.
But then the light bulb in my brain flickered on…
Those trees sprout more than enough fruit to feed an entire army as it is. Most of the lemons ripened too quickly and fall to the ground to rot, where they’re attacked by ants. So maybe, to prevent unnecessary lemon suffering, my friends would give me their extras.
My hypothesis worked! A coworker lugged in a grocery bag full of lemons and plopped in on his desk for me to enjoy. And I immediately drove home to bake cookies.