Sometimes you come across things that surprise the crappies out of you. Things my daughter says, for example. On a daily basis I hear things out of her mouth which at first seem to defy logic, yet leave you saying, “Well… This could TOTALLY happen in real life”.
Flow with me…
Mornings, while the kids are still asleep, are a very sacred time for me. It is the only time where I can use the bathroom in peace without my daughter, son, and the dog cramping my bathroom steel-o. I get mentally ready for the events of the day, listen to my morning AM radio, and just… Be. No one is asking me to feed them, locate a wayward sock, find a stray boot, or ask where is the deodorant (its in the same place ALL THE TIME!). There is no “BUT MAAAAA!”. It is just pure welcome semi silence. It is me, alone with my thoughts.
Except one morning some time last week.
The Moonbug woke up way earlier than usual and proceeded to cramp my bathroom steez. My silent time. Sigh… So check it: My Moonbug has VERY active imagination, which we fully encourage. Today, however, she took that jammy to a whole ‘nother level. She walks in, sits on the toilet (does AB-SO-LU-TELY NOTHING) and proceeds to have a stare down with me. I politely ask her to hang in the living room while I handle my biz. She then says no and proceeds to tell me, not to worry! She’s left her imaginary friend distracting the crowd that is gathered in our living room.
Crowd? In our living room?
Hmm… She sucked me in. So I ask her, “What is your friend doing to distract a crowd?”
Well… Her friend was juggling very tiny things.
Hmmm… Plot thickens… I’m completely riveted by this point.
I ask, “How can your friend see these tiny things he’s juggling?”
She gives me an exasperated look and says, “He’s got a magnifying glass”.
The next obvious question: “How can the crowd see the tiny things he’s juggling?”
And she says, “Duh – The whole crowd has been equipped with magnifying glasses.”
And you know what? At 6:23 AM. That made complete sense.
Do you know what else makes complete sense? Lemon olive oil. You take a couple lemons and throw them in a blender. And when I say lemons I mean the whole lemon – Pith, seeds, the whole she-bang-bang. You add some olive oil and salt if desired, sugar if you want a sweet deal. You turn on said blender and blend this jammy till its smooth. Pour it into a jar or a nice little bottle and you use it. Whenever you want! Until its gone – And let me tell you, this doesn’t last. Add it to your salad, or use it as part of a meat or salmon marinade when you want to add a little bit of puckery (totally a word) tartness and zip to your meals.
Feel free to use other types of citrus.
Seriously… Why aren’t we homies?
This takes seconds to prepare, and when you think about it – Really, really think about it…
It makes total sense. And surprised the crappies out of you.
- Lemons, quartered - Leaving the pith, seeds, everything! - 2
- Olive Oil - 1 cup
- Kosher salt - 1-2 teaspoons
In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine lemons and kosher salt. Process or blend until completely smooth. Add the olive oil in a stream and continue to process until completely smooth and combined. You can strain if desired pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Pour into a tightly sealed container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Lemon olive oil will keep up to 3 weeks.
Adapted from: Saveur Magazine