Now you're probably wondering why there's a picture of limes, if limón is the Spanish word for lemon. Where I live in Mexico, limones are actually limes. Bright green limes and/or key limes. Instead of describing a color as lemon yellow, we say it's verde limón (lemon green). I've only seen yellow lemons twice in the 11 years that I've lived in Mexico. (But I live in a small town, so I'm rather sheltered.) On a side note: the Spanish word for limes is lima. The limas around these parts aren't the limes you see pictured above. They are a different citrus fruit all together that aren't the least bit tart or sour. (As soon as I find out the English name for our limas, I will let you know. Or if you know the name, let me know in the comments.)
Spanish lesson aside, and just to be clear...
The Food of the Month for April is LIMES!
I use limes for almost everything. Agua de Limón is one of my favorite Aguas Frescas. My whole family likes to squeeze lime juice on everything from chopped fruit to tacos, and even soups. And let's not forget about all of the sweet and tart lime desserts out there. (Hello, Key Lime Pie!)
I hope you'll join me this month for The Food of the Month Club.
How to participate:
- Cook up something delicious using Limes as one of the main ingredients.
- Post the recipe(s) on your blog, making sure to link to this page in your blog post(s). You can also add the Food of the Month Club badge to your post and/or sidebar. (Current recipes only.)
- Email your entries to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 29th. Be sure to include:
*Your blog name
*Permalink to your blog post
*Photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from your post
4. Visit La Cocina de Leslie on April 30th for the Lime recipe round-up.