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Thank God for Lemons!

Lemons can be used for a lot more than making lemonade. 

Here are some amazing uses for one of God's wonderfully versatile fruits:

  • For a sore throat or bad breath, gargle with lemon juice.
  • Clean discolored utensils with a cloth dipped in lemon juice. Rinse with warm water.
  • Toss used lemons into your garbage disposal to help keep it clean and fresh. Add a few cubes of ice to sharpen the blades, too.
  • Use 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts salt to scour chinaware.
  • Remove scratches on furniture by mixing equal parts of lemon juice and salad oil.  Rub it on the scratches with a soft cloth.
  • For furniture polish, mix 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts olive oil.
  • To clean the surface of white marble or ivory, rub with a half a lemon or make a lemon juice and salt paste. Wipe with a clean, wet cloth.
  • Rub kitchen and bathroom faucets with lemon peel. Wash and dry with a soft cloth to shine and remove spots.
  • Fresh lemon juice in rinse water removes soap film from the interiors of ovens and refrigerators.
  • Create your own air freshener: Slice some lemons, cover with water, and let simmer in a pot for about an hour. (This will also clean your aluminum pots!)
  • Remove fish or onion odor on your hands by rubbing them with fresh lemons.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of salt to make a rust-removing scrub.
  • Get grimy white cotton socks white again by boiling them in water with a slice of lemon.
  • Suck on a lemon to settle an upset stomach.

And my personal favorite:

Slice a lemon into 2 halves.  Bend your arm, take 1 half of the lemon and rub back and forth against your elbow for a minute or two to get rid of dark stains on your elbow.  Rinse your elbows - they will look beautiful!  

FLAVA-ful Recipes:


Lemons certainly work well in recipies.
Here's a quick one, easy to make and tasty, too:

Quick-Cooked Green Beans with Lemon

1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 small lemon, very thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)


  1. Blanch green beans in a pot of salted water until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain and transfer to a large plate cool.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add garlic and cook until softened and just beginning to color, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add green beans and season with salt and pepper. When green beans are hot, toss in lemon slices and cook 1 minute over high heat.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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Last but not least, a few LEMONY jokes!

What do you get when you cross a cat and a lemon?

A sour puss.

Why did the lemon stop rolling down the hill?  

Because it ran out of juice.

Why did the lemon go out with a prune?

Because she couldn't find a date.

What do you call a dancing pie? 

Lemon Merengue

Why do lemons wear suntan lotion?

So they won’t PEEL. 

Why did the lemon go to the doctor?  

It wasn't peeling well. 

Proverbs 17:22 tells us:  A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.

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