Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

8-9 Meyer Lemons

1-2 cups kosher salt

3-4 regular lemons

Cut Meyer lemons into quarters, keeping them attached at the stem end, and tamp their insides with salt. Then pack them into a wide mouth glass jar, layering with more salt. Pour juice from regular lemons over it, and store in refrigerator. Within a month, the lemons will collapse into the salty brine. Typically, the lemons are rinsed before they”re added to stews, tagines, soups, couscous dishes, and only the rind is used, the pulpy flesh gets discarded.

Food Styling by Emily Browne

Recipe found in The Canal House Cooks Everyday by Hamilton and Hirsheimer


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy


  1. Mary Terry

    And the lemons next door … In hawaii and doing this now !!!

    Sent from my tiny desk … My iphone

  2. Marianna Wickman

    I’ve been doing some sniffing around online and it looks like you can do this with regular lemons, too. I bought too many lemons for the neighborhood cocktail party, so I’m going to give it a try. I’ll report back and let you know how it went!

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