The Sima recipe on Recidemia is a Finnish fermented drink based on lemons (Citrus medica). The purpose of the fermentation is mainly to make the drink bubbly; normal sima contains only very small amounts of alcohol and is suitable also for children. It is especially important in celebrating 1st of May but is made throughout the summer in some families. Sima is considered a variant of mead.
PRESERVED LEMONS ...Preserved lemons seem so decidedly un-wintery. It’s all yellows and whites, undeniably bright and warm and golden. And yet, it’s a great end-of-winter ritual, to pack the last of the season’s Eureka or Meyer lemons in salt, bury them in their own juice, and let them cure in the fridge for the many warm months ahead