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Trust me.

This is a lime Uncle B grew in his own greenhouse. It is – and you’ll have to take my word for it – bright yellow.

That’s perfectly normal. It takes a hit of cooler weather to make limes turn yellow and fall off, a thing they don’t get in the warm places they’re grown commercially.

I also imagine it’s easier to store and sell if lemons and limes look different. Fully matured, yellow limes are supposedly sweeter, too – although there are also varietal differences in color.

When I start poaching gardening photos from Uncle B’s Google, it’s a sure sign I have nothing to say for myself. That cold I had a few weeks back is still kicking my ass.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: March 25, 2024, 8:09 pm

East Sussex: The Florida of Britain !!!!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 25, 2024, 11:33 pm

Hope you are feeling better soon, S. Weasel.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 26, 2024, 12:08 am

Time for caipirinhas!
That lime will serve the perfect purpose.

Don’t make it with gin 😮

It will make you feel so much better….you’ll need more limes to be certain. Tell Uncle B to git goin with the limes!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 26, 2024, 2:33 am

Raw unprocessed honey mixed with turmeric and ginger is supposed to be a good natural antibiotic…take a tablespoon of it before bed.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 26, 2024, 12:37 pm

@Durnedyankee — Good advice! Plus if you’re a “feed a cold” believer, might I suggest accompanying those caipirinhas with feijoada completa? I had family in Brasil for years and was a frequent visitor.

I wonder if cachaça’s easily available in Sussex…

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 26, 2024, 12:38 pm

I like to drink tonic water and lime—without the gin. When I was sick from chemotherapy I couldn’t stand anything sweet, but discovered the tartness the tonic water and lime went down very well. It still tastes good to me. And with fresh limes from the greenhouse—oh my! But I don’t understand why tonic water is so pricey.

(Don’t misunderstand—a G&T is still my favorite drink 🙂 )

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 26, 2024, 5:54 pm

I’ve been known to drink tonic water on its own, too. Most sodas are too sweet for me. This being a gin-drinking nation, there’s plenty of cheap generic tonic here (but much of it isn’t very nice).

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 26, 2024, 6:13 pm

Is tonic water with quinine the norm or the exception?

My brother in law was a great one for G&T’s on a warm afternoon.

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