25 Uses For Lemon Peels…Including Lemon Vinegar!
Lemon Zest-- Zest is simply grated peel, and it can be used fresh, dried, or frozen. If you don’t have a zester, use the smallest size of a box grater. To dry zest, spread it on a towel and leave out until dried, then store in a jar. To freeze, use a freezer-safe container. Use zest in salads, marinades, baked goods, grain dishes, etc.
Add orange peels (or any citrus peel) to a quart of white vinegar in a closed container and let it set for two weeks. Combine citrus/vinegar solution half/half with water and use for cleaning. Works on floors, tile, fixtures, etc. Smells good and is tough on scum! Best of all there are no chemicals.
Lemon Zest Powder : use a vegetable peeler to take just the colored part of the rind. Place in 170F oven until lightly brown. You want to make sure the peels are thoroughly dry before powdering with a mortar/pestle or mini food processor. Use teaspoon for teaspoon in recipes calling for zest. Can be done with any citrus fruit. Should last for about a year.