I’ve been thinking… I do a lot of thinking. Weekends are the worst, I spend my time over thinking. Anxiety/depression/general grumpiness sets in.
5:30pm on Friday night I walked in to my little flat, locked the door behind me and didn’t leave until 8:30am Monday morning.
As usual, I tried to break up my weekend with baking.
I tried to avoid a lemon flavoured desert this weekend. Instead opting for an apple crumble… Of course I still needed the lemon juice to stop the apples from turning brown.
Simple recipe for those who care:
4oz plain flour
Mix with hands using a rubbing motion to create a breadcrumb texture
Peel and slice 3 apples putting them into the lemon juice to stop them browning
Empty apples into baking tin
Tip the crumble on top.
25 minutes at 200 degrees
Add custard/cream/ice cream and forget all your problems.
To add to my buttery crumble I of course had a glass or two of lemonade. Not the cheap fizzy stuff from the supermarket but the still, tart, refreshing, homemade type.
Last weekend I bought 3 bottles – lemonade with citrus, lemonade with elderflower and their original lemonade… two of these bottles are now empty. This stuff is pure bliss. Thank you Hullabaloos for cheering up my afternoons.
Not only is my boredom cured by lemons and grumpiness by lemonade, I have discovered new and interesting things that are cured by the sour elixir.
On Wednesday last week I woke up in th middle of the night scratching my head, I thought that was a little strange but it was 3am and there was nothing I could do. I went back to sleep, only to wake up at 6am with blood under my nails.
After 6 years of using dry shampoo (at least once a week) I’ve suddenly become allergic to it.
How to cure my burning scalp and resulting dandruff from that night of tearing my head to pieces? Lemon juice
On Saturday afternoon I poured a watered down lemon juice over my head and washed with my normal tea tree based shampoo. Instantly the itchiness stopped.
I have to say that although my head was still slightly scratchy, it was significantly reduced. I tried it again this morning and it seems to have cured it.
What else can I cure with lemons?
I’ve read that lemon in water helps with digestion, skin and weight-loss… I can’t believe that. If that was true surely everyone would use it.
I might still try it though…