I wish I could have a full-sized lemon tree. Lemons are so versatile in the kitchen and their scent seems to whet the palette while at the same time cleansing it. I don't have the climate for growing lemons, but right now my garden is bursting with lemon scented herbs. My current favorite is lemon basil. (If only someone would breed a larger-leaved lemon basil for those of us who are too impatient to pick apart all those tiny leaves.) My herbs plants are finally bushy enough for me to indulge with abandon and knowing how short summer is, that's exactly what I intend to do.
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