A recent shopping trip to my local coop brought up a delicious memory.
The abundance of organic meyer lemon trees filled with ripe fragrant lemons.
Everyday, while training chefs in Chile, I would send a couple of my kitchen assistants to pick fresh lemons.
For dressings and sauces, they squeezed dozens of lemons each day.
And at Esalen Institute, we began my hands on cooking classes in their organic farm and gardens.
Selecting fresh vegetables, colorful edible flowers, fragrant herbs and Meyer lemons.
In both scenarios, I was teaching how to cook amazing dishes with the local, seasonal, organic harvest.
And with those Meyer lemons, we made zesty dressings, marinated salads, luscious gluten free pastries and more.
- Knife Skills
- Mix and match ingredients
- Cooking tips to save time
- Take into account everyone’s dietary preferences.
- Add, change and swap ingredients
- Cook from our Hearts
- Have fun
- Cook and bake for health and with pleasure.
To this day, Meyer Lemons bring a smile to my face.
And while I do not have Meyer lemon trees, I have a wild blueberry orchard, plenty of organic vegetable, herb and flower gardens.
I invite you to come for a Gourmet Getaway Retreat.
Photos by Tracey Eller
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