West Coast readers who have lemon trees know this trick: Store your ripe fruit in the refrigerator. Lemons have a long shelf life when they are chilled, up to one or two months. When you leave lemons on the countertop, they ripen quickly and can go mushy in a matter of days. Storing unwashed lemons in an airtight container in the fridge prevents them from drying out. So when you have a bumper crop of lemons, store them where it’s cold and you’ll have fresh lemon juice to use for weeks and weeks at a time.
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