Some things are just perfect-
Yes, I mean it.
I know some of the times I may come across as a cynic, and yet.
I believe everybody- even the cynics- know deep down in their hearts that perfection is out there, wandering about, waiting to be recognized, acknowledged, and welcomed.
Perfection may not be unanimous though-
To one person it might be a beautiful painting.
To another- exquisite sculpture .
To a music lover- perhaps Beethoven’s 3rd symphony, and another may totally disagree and say its Schubert’s 5th, or Rachmaninoff’s 2nd or 3rd piano concerto. perhapes Chopin?
Maybe it’s Led Zeppelins’ “lemon song”?
Speaking of lemons.
They are the perfect fruit.
Healthy, tasty, nutritious, flavorful.
Great for sweet-and sour dishes, add that “thing” that many times a perfect dish is lacking, perfect.
But you can use all of the lemon, not waste a shred.
The lemon zest adds great taste and power to many “cheese ” cakes (meaning- both for actual cheesecakes and the vegan version of cheesecake)-
Here is link to a previous post of mine- When life gives you organic lemons-make “cheese” cake with them!
But if you happen to have a wood cutting board, then there is another useful way to squeeze the last drop of lemon.
I have a trio of wood cutting boards, because I do not wish to use the same cutting board for meat and garlic and onions and fruit.
By the way- this is definitely not how they look now- that is the way they looked on their first day here, which was quite some time ago.
Still- I don’t want the boards to look and smell like whatever was just cut on them, so whenever I finish squeezing a lemon I take out one cutting board, sprinkle some coarse salt on it, and use the leftover squeezed half lemon to scrub the salt all over the board, then rinse the salt off, and let the board dry.
This method does not substitute the regular post use wash of the board– after every use I rinse and scrub with soapy water, but since I cannot always orchestrate the board washing with having leftover squeezed lemons, and since I will not have a pile of leftover lemons lying around my small kitchen “waiting to be used” ( my kitchen is way too small for those “waiting to be used one day” things. if it ain’t used right now- it goes to the compost bin. sorry.).
So my solution to this situation was simple-
I clean the boards after each use with dish soap and water, and when I have a leftover squeezed lemon- I do another clean up for one of the boards.
Here is a link to why this is a valid method :
Also- this is the board holder(cupboard? as in literally?)my partner made from wood pallets we found. and painted blue.
Using every part of a good fruit-even it’s skin.
That is perfection.
This- and Brahms’ 4th symphony.
Enjoy- the cooliflower.