A Lesson in Lemons

Look for lemons that are firm, feel heavy for their size and have a bright yellow color. Avoid any with bruises or wrinkles.
Store at room temperature for about 3 days. For longer storage, place in your refrigerator's crisper drawer for 2 to 3 weeks. Juice or grated peel can be frozen for up to 1 year.
One medium lemon yields 3 tablespoons juice and 2 teaspoons grated peel.