Thursday, November 12, 2009

Remember those Limes?

Remember back in March, I was excited about my budding Lime Tree?

Just as a reminder, here's what my little lime buds looked like...

and now the tree is finally maturing! Here is the carnage of some of the limes that I picked to make Lime margaritas:

I'm still learning how to spot which limes are ready to picked, but I think I'm getting the hang out it. Also, more limes are getting larger and honestly, I can't really screw up too much because there is a ton of limes hanging out there.

I did a little internet surfing to find a recipe for impromtu Lime Margaritas night and needed a recipe that didn't have triple sec, superfine sugar or some other random ingredient I didn't have stocked in the pantry, and this recipe is a basic, simple, but very good Lime Margarita recipe.

Lime Margaritas on the Rocks
recipe adapted from

1 1/2 ounces tequila
1 1/2 ounces lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Salt (optional for lining the rim of glass)

Mix tequila, lime juice and simple syrup in glass. Pour over ice in another glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Salt is optional.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking


  1. I so want a lime tree. I had one a few years ago, but in a large pot -- the S. Texas wind beat it up one afternoon while I wasn't home and it never recooped.

    It finally died about two years later. :-( I'm going to get another one and plant it in the ground now that we have built on the farm.

    I learned a trick, to put Christmas lights in it and turn them on during frosty weather. Maybe this time I'll get some nice limes like you!

  2. @ Farmer*swife: putting Christmas lights in the tree would be lots of fun! This tree has been in the ground for over 4 years, and this is the first year that it's actually producing. I had been hoping for limes for a long time so I share your feelings! Hope you plant one soon!