I LOVE lemon juice. I add it to just about any dish I make, plus my water, tea, cocktails... Really, it's weird if I DON'T use lemon juice in a recipe. That said, I never seem to have enough lemons lying around. I'll buy 2 at the store, figuring they'll get used somehow, and, next thing I know, I've used them up and find myself reaching for that little lemon-shaped squeezy bottle next time I need a dash of citrus. That nasty, nasty little lemon-shaped squeezy bottle. What's even in that thing, anyway? It might have started out as lemon juice at some point, but nothing will beat the juice from a real lemon.
Recently, Tim's mom Didi introduced me to my newest favorite grocery store purchase: cold-pressed lemon juice. Rather than having to resort to plasticy fake lemon flavor, these bottles have real, fresh lemon juice just waiting to be poured into whatever I'm making. They stay good for weeks in your fridge and are fantastic for when you need more than just a squeeze of juice - who wants to spend all their time squeezing lemon halves and catching seeds, anyway? Buying these bottles has saved me so much time, energy, and flavor (goodbye, plastic lemon bottles!), and I 100% recommend them for anyone else who blows through lemons at the same speed I do. I like the Lakewood brand (you can get it on Amazon or at Whole Foods), but check out whatever your local store has to offer.
Have you tried this, or do you already swear by cold-pressed lemon juice? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!