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50 Shades of Lemon

Updated on December 30, 2013

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Something Lemony

Photo by André Karwath aka Aka
Photo by André Karwath aka Aka

There Must Be "Fifty Ways to Lose Your Lover", I Mean Lemon

"Hop on the Bus Gus, You Don't Need to Discuss Much, Drop Off the Key, Lee, and Get Yourself Free.... , There Must Be Fifty Ways to" Use Your Lemon. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkle

  1. Lemon Pledge
  2. Lemon Windex
  3. Lemon Tide
  4. Lemon Scented Shampoo
  5. Lemon Scented Body Wash
  6. Lemon Flavored Toothpaste
  7. Lemon Flavored Edible Underwear
  8. Lemon Soda
  9. Lemon Coke
  10. Lemon Pepsi
  11. Lemon Aid
  12. Lemon Meringue Pie
  13. Lemon Cookies
  14. Lemon Scented Bar Soap
  15. Lemon Juice and Peroxide Skunk Wash
  16. Lemon Scented Candles
  17. Lemon Tea
  18. Lemon Incense
  19. Lemon Sponge Cake
  20. Lemon Cream Filled Donuts
  21. Lemon Pudding
  22. Lemon Jello
  23. Lemon Quinoa
  24. Lemon Scented Olive Oil
  25. Lemon Scented Carbonara
  26. Lemon Scented Gum
  27. Lemon Scented Crispy Chicken
  28. Lemon Infused Vodka
  29. Lemon Butter
  30. Lemon Fish
  31. Lemon Scented Geraniums
  32. Lemon Scented Lawns
  33. Lemon Scented Potatoes
  34. Lemon Scented Meatballs
  35. Lemon Scented Play Dough
  36. Lemon Scented Chicken Soup
  37. Lemon Scented Pasta
  38. Lemon Scented Iron Bark
  39. Lemon Scented Rice
  40. Lemon Scented Foot Soak
  41. Lemon Scented Trash Bags
  42. Lemon Scented Massage Oil
  43. Lemon Scented Pork Salad
  44. Lemon Scented Conifers
  45. Lemon Scented Brocolli
  46. Lemon Flavored Beer
  47. Lemon Flavored Baking Chips
  48. Lemon Flavored Cod Liver Oil
  49. Lemon Flavored Potato Chips

50. Lemon Flavored Condoms

The Ubiquitous Lemon

The Lowly, Ubiquitous, Underrated, Under-Appreciated, Misunderstood and Much Maligned Lemon

Did you ever get the feeling that your lowly lemon was everywhere at the same time. It's kind of like being beside yourself, and "I said to myself, self, how art thine ubiqutious lowly lemon?" and I replied to my self, saying "Self, my lemon overfloweth, while simultaneously flowing backwards." How is that for ubiquitousness? But, all kidding aside, have you ever thought about how many things you can do with a lemon? Lemons are everywhere. They're in our food, they're in our cleaning products, they're in our body wash, they're in our shampoo, they're in our perfumes and colognes. You'd be hard-pressed to think of a place where lemons aren't. (Except maybe on the inside of a Dorian Fruit).

Not only can use the inside of a lemon, you can even use the outside of the lemon in your cooking. They call that "Lemon Zest," who knows why? Why couldn't they just call it "grated lemon peel?" Oh, that's right, they call it that also! Duh! My bad! Lemons smell so good too. Amost anything can be improved with a squirt of lemon. It didn't work on my imaginary pet albino skunk though, just in case you were thinking of trying it. Of course, you probably don't have a pet albino skunk, because they are pretty rare. Especially the imaginary ones.

The world can never have too much lemonishness, do you think? There's lemon coke, lemon pepsi, lemonaid, lemon sherbet, lemon ice cream, lemon meringue pie, lemon tarts, lemon farts (wait, where did that come from?), lemon flavored edible underwear (that ain't right!), and lemon cookies. Just when you thought there was nothing else that a lemon could be used in, they came along with Lemon Pledge and Lemon Windex. Has anyone seen the lemon flavored K-Y Jelly?

In order than people don't think that this is merely an article that consists of the rantings and ravings of lemunatic, I shall actually endeavor to give you some creative suggestions on how to make some good use of the over-abundance of lemons in the world. Some of these may be food related ideas, and some may be other creative idea for using the lowly, ubiquitous, misunderstood and much maligned lemon.

But, right now I am going to take a little break and start making some video on how to make some Russian Borsh, so look for a new article coming shortly about it. I think it will be very interesting for you!!

Making Cold Process Citrus Soap {from whole lemons}

Lemon Zest

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What Is Lemon Zest Anyway?

Lemon Zest, What is It, Where Does it Come From, and What is it Used For?

This is a great question. Lemon zest used to be the grated peelings from the outside skin of a lemon. Evidently, Lemon zest is now also soap. So, if you are reading that cooking recipe that calls for some lemon zest, you better make sure whether your recipe is for cooking or making cleaning products. Interestingly enough, to make lemon zest soap, you might need some lemon zest from an actual lemon too, to get that lemony lemonish scent. You could just use lemon essential oil, but if you want to actually so some of those little lemony chunks in your zesty soap, then you have to grate some of your own lemon zest. If you want to really go all out, you can use both the lemon zest from your lemons, AND the essential lemon oil.

To make this concoction, of course first you need some clear soap base that you can melt and combine with your lemony lemonish smelly things and pour into some type of mold thingy to give your hardened lemony lemonish soap some shape that identifies it as soap rather than a lemon pound cake, which may also have lemon zest in it. You may also want to add some lemon yellow colorant to your lemony lemonish soapy soap, so it actually LOOK as lemony as it smells.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events full movie online free

We Have Lemony Food, Lemony Cleaning Products, and Now a Lemony Guy Even?

What's Up With a Lemony Guy Even?

Isn't it enough that there is lemony food, lemony cleaning products, and do we really need to have lemony people too? What's up with this Lemony Snicket guy anyway? It should be painfully obvious that any guy named Lemony already has had an the beginning of a "Series of Unfortunate Events" before he even gets out of the starting chute. That's a name that is just going to attract wrongness right from the get-go, there's no way getting around it. Can you imagine if you had a kid named Lemony running around on your playground when you were in elementary school? Kids would be asking him if he pees lemonaid or if he poops lemon pies. Remember that old song, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Lemony?" or "A Tisket, A Tasket, A Red and Yellow Lemony Snicket?" Oh, wait that doesn't even rhyme. My bad!!!

Lemon Meringue Pie

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Prep and Cook Time for Lemony-Limey Pie With Graham Cracker Crust

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour 35 min
Yields: 1 9" Pie Serves 6 to 8 People

Ingredients for Lemony-Limey Pie With Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 Box Sugar Free Lime Jell-O, Chilled
  • 1 Box Sugar Free & Fat Free Lemon Pudding
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Skim Milk
  • 12 Graham Crackers, Crushed
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted

Lemony-Limey Pie Made With Sugar Free Jell-O and Fat Free Lemon Pudding

Lemony-Limey Pie With Home Made Graham Cracker Crust.  It may not be pretty, but it's pretty tasty!!
Lemony-Limey Pie With Home Made Graham Cracker Crust. It may not be pretty, but it's pretty tasty!!
Sugar Free and Fat Free Lemon Pudding
Sugar Free and Fat Free Lemon Pudding
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Sugar Free Lime Jell-O

Sugar Free Lime Jell-O
Sugar Free Lime Jell-O

How to Make Easy Lemony-Limey Meringue Pudding Pie

How to Make Easy Lemony-Limey Meringue Pudding Pie

It might not be pie-in-the-sky or pie in your eye, but this lemony-limey Meringue pudding pie is to die for and it's easy, peasy to make if your only slightly proficient around the kitchen. The first thing you are going to need is a graham cracker pie crust. Best of all, you don't even have to make it, you can snag one in the frozen food section at your local supermarket. If you really want to make one, you can, it's not that difficult. As a matter of fact, it's so easy, I'm not even going to give you instructions. Just wing it. I'll give you a hint though, the first two things you going to need are a pie tin and some graham crackers.

Awww, what the heck. I might as well just tell you. All you need is some unsalted butter, some graham crackers, and some granulated sugar. Melt one third cup of the butter and add 10 to 12 crushed graham crackers (put them in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin), and one quarter cup of sugar to a food processor. Pour in the melted butter and process until a uniform consistency is obtained.

Pat the mixture evenly around the bottom and sides of a 9" oven-pie plate or pan, and bake at 375 Degrees F for about 10 minutes. Let the pie crust cook on a cooling rack, and now let's go make our lemony-limey meringue pudding filling. I'll be your mouth is watering already.

Now, we're going to start out with some Lime Jell-O, Some Lemon Pudding, and some Cool Whip Desert Topping. Follow the directions on the boxes to make the lime Jell-O and lemon pudding. It's not that difficult, trust me!!! If I can do it, anybody can do it. If you want to make this recipe sugar-free, you can no-sugar Jell-O and pudding, and make your graham cracker pie crust with Splenda instead of sugar. You;ll have to adjust the recipe though, because you won't need anywhere near as much Splenda as sugar.

After you make your lime Jell-O, put it in the fridge to cool. When it's just starting to get stiff, and the lemon pudding to it, and mix everything together so they are a consistent color throughout. Place the mixture back in the fridge to cool off for about 1/2 hour, then pour the mixture into your graham cracker pie crust. Smooth it out with the back of a spoon or a spatula. Return to the refrigerator and allow the pudding and Jell-O mixture to set. When the mixture has firmed up, add a layer of fat-free whipped topping. Now, serve and amaze your guests.

Traditional Snickerdoodles

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Estimated Nutritional Facts for Lemony Snicketoodles

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 360
Calories from Fat180
% Daily Value *
Fat 20 g31%
Saturated fat 15 g75%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 24 g8%
Sugar 10 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

How to Make Lemony Snicketoodles

How to Make Lemony Snicketoodles (The Lemony Answer to Snickerdoodles)


1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs (1 complete egg, 1 egg white only), or Four Tbsp Flax Seed and Water Egg Substitute. (Make with 1 Tbsp ground flax seed to 3 Tbsp Water=1 Egg)

2 3/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose or unbleached flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Zest of 1 lemon

4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

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      John Fisher 4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      @teaches12345-Thanks for your comment. One can never go wrong with lemons. Back in the day I had Hai Karate Lemon-Lime after shave. Smelled so good, but every time I wore it, I was mobbed by mosquitoes.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love lemons! I have them in my water every day and love the citrust scent on everything. Great post and so informative.

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      John Fisher 4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      @vibesites-Thanks for your comments and compliments.

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      John Fisher 4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      @Peggy W-Thanks for your comment and compliment. I never really cared for the meringue part of lemon meringue pie. Maybe that's why I don't like angel food cake either. I guess the only things that I like fluffy are my pillows.

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I love lemon! Lemons are not lowly for me. I thank heavens for them. Helpful and humorous hub :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Funny hub and very creative. So lemon is not inside a dorian fruit? Now I know! Haha! My grandfathers most favorite of pies was lemon meringue made from scratch.

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      John Fisher 4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      @EGamboa-Thanks for your comment. I agree, lemons can be very refreshing.

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      John Fisher 4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      @Efficient Admin-Thanks for your comment and vote. I think maybe lemons make the world go 'round, in a kind of discreet way.

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      Eileen Gamboa 4 years ago from West Palm Beach

      How Refreshing!

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      Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I love lemons - love the smell and also they can add just the right flavor in cooking and they offer a lot of Vitamin C during cold and flu season. However I have not tried lemons with cleaning products yet but I am sure they are very helpful there too. Lemons are a wonderful fruit! Very useful and creative hub -- voted up and across.

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      John Fisher 4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      @macki-Thanks for you comment. Lemony-Limey pie is very tasty, even thought it is also very ugly in it's first iteration.

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      I.W. McFarlane 4 years ago from Philadelphia

      I must honestly admit that this is a very creative hub - bunch of ideas!

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      John Fisher 4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      @rebeccamealey-Thanks for your comment. If only the grapefruit was as versatile!!!!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love all these lemony ideas! It is true, lemons are very versitle.