I had an abundance of citrus fruit and used my oven to make these dried lemons. They in turn were used to make my lemon meringues.
I recently travelled to Johannesburg and while I was there I met friends for dinner. We chose a place half way between the two of us in an area I am very familiar with as I used to live there. I arrived shortly before they did, and drove past the restaurant before looking for parking. As they were on a corner I though it would be best to park on the side road. However, there was no parking available and I did not want to park anywhere that was dark. I drove around the block and picked the first parking space I found, outside of another restaurant. This was half a block away but I was not worried about the walk. After dinner Stella and Samantha offered to walk me to my car. I told them it was not necessary, but they insisted. And I was so grateful they did.
My car, together with everyone else parked along the pavement, had been parked in. A solid line of cars just randomly parked where they wanted to. Not knowing what to do, and realizing the situation was not the safest, I suggested we go back to the restaurant. Due to curfew they were just closing, but the owner let us in, and set off his alarm. The security company sent out a guard and he accompanied us to my car. At which point there was a gap for me to leave. He waited until I was out of the parking space and he then walked Stella and Sam to their car. This went beyond what was expected of him. And I will forever be grateful to the owner of The Eatalian who helped us out. Have you ever been parked in and did you manage to get out of the space?
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- 2 lemons, or more if you want to make a bigger batch
- Preheat the oven to 80° Celsius
- Place some parchment paper onto the wire rack of your oven
- Thinly slice the oranges using a sharp knife
- Place onto the parchment paper
- Put the wire rack into the oven into the middle slot
- Turn the fruit once after two hours, and again after another two hours
- After a total of 5 hours they should be completely dried out
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime October 22:
Dave and I are away in The Netherlands and I am not sure how much time I will have for blogging. I will be back at work on the 26th of October and will reply to blog comments then. I might not be able to read any blogs while I am away. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.
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