Friday, September 14, 2007

Limes Limes Limes


I am a lover of the lime. I love the tartness. I love the freshness. I love the green. And I have actually got around to getting another kaffir lime tree (yippee the chorus of angels shouted). As soon as I am done blogging my joy I shall be putting my luxury into its pot.

And the joy doesn't stop there. This tree has flowers on it already so I could be liming relatively soon. AND (yes there is more) the nursery is getting Tahitian limes and native limes in in the next day or two. Yes I think my little lime family shall be growing. Now if he could just find me a Key Lime ....

And then there is the lemons - I buy them almost everyday (yes I am a lemon fan too) - I could easily justify the purchase of one of those. And he has lemonade trees - and let's face it, there is nothing like a good lemonade tree....

Sigh, my porch isn't big enough for all of them (nor does the casual spending fund extending to paying for a citrus orchard).

I think I can put three on the porch (yes if I moved the couch I could get them all in but that defeats the purpose somewhat) so I shall narrow the list down to a kaffir lime, a native lime and a lemon tree ... well and a Tahitian lime and a key lime and a lemon and a lemonade and... :-/

7 comments:

kyles said...

Tony's Dad has a lime tree, and the limes look like mandarines. I have no idea what kind of lime tree it is, but it is one of his favourite tricks to play on the grandkids, asking them if they want a mandarine and then watching their faces when they bite into it!

kyles said...

PS, I love the colour lime...does that count? Can I join the lime lovers club??

Mountaingirl said...

Membership is open to all :-)

Gale said...

Isn't there a Key Lime pie or something like that. I have Key Largo in my head..lol...but baby girl u can make that for me..Ive only had it once and i loved it...x
I just want membership to the 'Cook Like Mountaingirl' club..

Mountaingirl said...

There certainly is a Key Lime Pie but you need real Key Limes to make a real key Lime Pie - and I have been searching for YEARS... nonetheless, I will make you a Key Lime Pie that uses regular limes. When are we working together next?

kyles said...

save me a piece...giggles..and I know I'll never get membership to the 'Cook Like Mountaingirl' club... but I'll line up for the "eat Mountaingirl's cooking club"...lol

Mountaingirl said...

If I can teach 3 years olds to cook, I would count your cooking status as guaranteed!!!! You are both underestimating yourselves so far - I just cook different food to regular folks :-)