But back to soup. Many years ago, I started making my own vegetable broth from food scraps and leftovers. It is seriously one of the most satisfying made-from-scratch activities that I know. You start with a pile of trash - onion skins, pepper cores, dried out scallions. You add a few things you have laying around, needing to be used up. Throw it all together with some water and a few hours later you have something beautiful.
I remembered this time to squeeze the last bits of extra goodness from the veggies before I threw them away. I hit a lemon when I pressed down though and thought again about whether it had been a good choice to include it. I moved it to the side of the strainer and pressed again.
And in case you are wondering, the broth has a slight lemony undertone, but it is not at all overpowering. The lemon, I think, gives it a crisp, fresh flavor. I would definitely be willing to try it again.