Friday, September 19, 2008

When life gives you lemons...

The Master Cleanse is this detox regimen where for ten days you consume nothing but a liquid diet made up of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup. Apparently it resets your system, boosts your metabolism, and since it's basically a fast, allows you to lose a few pounds. Inspired by friends and loving to deny myself things because it shows character, I decided to try the Cleanse. I lasted less than a day. The maple syrup will do since I eat waffles occasionally, but what shall I do with all the lemons I purchased in bulk?

Use it for house cleaning (Sorry, whenever did I strike one as being Martha Stewart-esque?)

Add a wedge to every glass of water consumed

Lemon Chicken

Lemonade

Keep one in your purse. Likely in some culture it brings prosperity/fertility/wards off evil. Plus, you can use it as mace if someone tries to attack you at night.

Before they go bad and stink up your place, keep it around for times you have friends over: “You thought I was joking right? I told you, I have like, all these lemons!”

Trash it

But in the end,


lemonade wins. There’s a slight chill in the air, but who cares? It’s still summer!

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm, well you can rub a lemon on your elbows or feet to keep them moist.

    If you want go out on the town and arent a big fan of makeup, bit into a lemon to make your lips just slightly redder!

    You cant go wrong with a wedge and a cup of tea!

    But really, the number one use for lemons in 2008... put them in a glass or wooden bowl and use them as a centerpiece. Once they start getting brown and wrinkly, put them in a big pot and boil them and your apartment will smell lemony fresh for a few days!

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  2. These are some good tips, thanks!

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