Orange Peels

Orange Peels
February 28, 2015 Christina Mullin

Always trying to reduce the amount of waste my household produces, I’ve been reusing and repurposing leftover orange peels rather than throwing them into the trash. After being picked from the trees in my garden, to the cutting board, and juiced, the discarded halves are dried on parchment paper in the oven (@250) for a few hours. The house smells amazing, while the oranges are drying.

Once they are done, I add some rosemary or lavender trimmings from the garden,and roll them up into small parcels using newspaper and securing the ends with twine. They all end up in basket by the fireplace and, on the occasional chilly and rainy evening, I use them as a fantastic fire-starter for my fireplace. They smell so good!