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Kaffir Limes

What kind of green bumpy fruit is this?  Smaller than your average lime, Kaffir limes are covered in bumps and incredibly aromatic. If you rub the lime between the palms of your hand it releases an amazing fragrance.   The rind is often used in Lao and Thai curry paste and the leaves from the Kaffir lime tree are used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking.  The zest pairs well with rum cocktails. The flesh contains very little juice and is considered too acidic to use for cooking, but I personally like to mix the juice from half a kaffir lime and a little zest with hot water and honey on a cold day. Keep a kaffir lime on your desk work. The uplifting fragrance will brighten your day.

Happy New Years from everyone at Earl’s Organic!! We wish you a healthy and happy 2014.

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