California and Arizona grow 95 percent of the nation's lemons and they pretty much grow year-round.
First, buy the heaviest lemons you can find. Store them in the fridge for several weeks or a few days at room temperature.
Make sure it's at room temp so that you'll get more juice. Roll it on a counter with the palm of your hand before squeezing.
Lemons can be fun for entertaining - score a lemon and put a place card in it to make your dinner party look and smell great.
For a home facial scrub use three ground almonds, one lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply them in circular motion and rinse with warm water.
A bright ripe lemon, sliced, works as a refreshing glass of flavored water. You can also toss lemon in your bath, or use it as a room freshener when it's placed in a bowl of water.
Add lemon juice to water or directly on top of produce, such as apples, avocado, cauliflower or potatoes. It will add a fresh pop of flavor and help postpone the oxidizing brown that produce gets when exposed to air.
You can also rub a lemon wedge on a cutting board to remove bad smells like garlic.
Lemon juice cleans copper when mixed with salt. Rinse well with water and pat dry.
If you're hands are greasy, give them a lemon rub. Lemons are also great for glass decanters or coffee pots. Use a cut lemon or lemon juice and water to clean and make glass sparkle.
And finally, if dinner has been lingering a little too long in the garbage disposal, lemon peels grind up well to freshen up the room.