In the spirit of looking forward to new and wonderful things, here are a couple of items we've got kicking around our kitchen:
Preserved lemons, a recipe adapted from Preserved by Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton. Lemon wedges are packed in kosher salt and lemon juice, along with some black peppercorns, bay leaves and cloves.
Limoncello, adapted from Giada De Laurentiis. It's just lemon peel soaking in a bottle of vodka, and we'll add a sugar syrup later.
Both were made from these Meyer lemons, and both should be ready in about a month.
Here's to a peaceful, fulfilling and delicious new year.