I love the taste of lemons. I have always been a fan of the tangy sour explosion when you add zest to a recipe. If you would have looked in my refrigerator at almost anytime, you would have found either a 1/2 of a lemon wrapped in plastic wrap or a whole one without most of its skin. Now that I have become a Good Cook Kitchen Expert, I get samples of neat items that Good Cook has to offer. This round featured their line of produce keepers. You can find a produce keeper for almost anything or use the ones they do have as multi-veggie keeper capable (Hey marketing – I am coining a phrase!) So naturally, the Citrus Keeper comes in handy for me, and is already in use constantly. I use it for lemons, limes, and any left over fruits and veggies that I have after making a salad, omelet, etc. I used the Citrus Keeper when I made this Lemon Cherry Olive Oil Ice Cream Recipe after I zested a lemon, and only used half for the finishing garnish.
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 egg yolks
- 2.5 Tablespoons sugar
- pinch of salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 8 cherries
- 1 T black chia seeds
- Heat buttermilk, cream, and lemon zest over medium heat until it bubbles.
- Remove from heat and set aside
- Combine egg yolks, sugar, and salt in the food processor until pale yellow.
- Add lemon juice and olive oil while pulsing.
- Heat the pan with the milk mixture over medium heat and slowly add the egg mixture, stirring constantly until the mix coats the back of a spoon.
- Refrigerate mixture until cold
- Use the ice cream maker and freeze according to your model's directions.
- Right before freezing add the cherry pieces and chia seeds.
Other handy keepers that work great for half eaten veggies and fruit are the Green Pepper Keeper, Tomato Keeper, and the Asparagus Keeper. I just can’t stand keeping a 1/2 melon in the fridge, but I don’t want to take the time to cut it up in put in a smaller container. That is where a Cantaloupe Keeper comes in hand. Only want a half of a grapefruit in the morning for breakfast? Try the Grapefruit Keeper. Your kid only eats half of his banana? You need a Banana Keeper!
Wondering if the Veggie Keepers really work? Take a plastic bag or storage container and do the test. You will see the produce keeps much longer in the Veggie Keepers than without. Want to see for yourself? You can get 25% off your entire order including the keepers with promo code: KEEPERS You will also receive a free banana keeper with any purchase when you order online.
Keep your produce fresh longer with These produce Keepers! These Vegetable Keepers are apart of the Good Cook ProFreshionals brand. Store unused peppers, melons, tomatoes, bananas, and asparagus in these colorful produce keepers. Keep them crisp and fresh longer in these specialized, transparent lid containers prevents contents from spoiling or smelling. These shaped food storage containers are designed to represent the produce it stores and are easy to identify in the refrigerator.
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