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THIS is what happens when you put a LEMON underneath your BED!


It's not only an essential cooking and baking ingredient! The humble lemon can improve your life in more ways than you expected... 

1. Combat stress

A study conducted by the University of Tokyo has been found that linalool, a compound found in lemon scent, can reverse the effects of stress on 109 different genes in the human body. Other early sports-science studies have shown that it can improve deep breathing, which is also an essential element to relaxation. 

So place some freshly cut lemon beneath or beside your bed, take a deep breath, and relax! 

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Zesty Lemon Pavlova

Named for the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova, this delicate lemon pavlova is simply divine.


  • Eggs
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Lemon zest


  1. Separate egg yolks and whites
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg whites
  3. Add confectioner's sugar
  4. Distribute on baking pan and flatten center lightly with a spoon
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees
  6. While that's baking, squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl
  7. Add egg yolks, sugar, and flour then whisk together
  8. Add butter and whisk again
  9. Take the merigues out of the oven once they're ready
  10. Spoon the filling into the center of the meringues
  11. Grate lemon rind and sprinkle the zest over the top of the pavlovas
  12. Serve!

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