You know that one about what to do when life gives you lemons? It’s not exactly eco-friendly. Sure, you can juice those lemons to make lemonade, but what are you supposed to do with all of those peels? Toss them in the garbage?
I suppose you could save them for cooking, but how much lemon zest does one person need, anyway? Or maybe you could turn them into some sort of natural cleaner or beauty product, assuming that you don’t mind combing through the Internet’s vast collection of listicles and MIND-BLOWING tips that THEY don’t want you to know about.
If you’re not pressed for time and happen to have a bottle of high-octane booze lying around, brewing your own limoncello isn’t a bad choice—if you don’t mind waiting three months or more to enjoy the fruits of your labors.
I’m not that patient (though I clearly have a high tolerance for puns), which is why I turn them into tasty, tasty candy. Candied citrus peels are deliciously tart and sweet, and they’re ready to eat in under an hour. Have sugar, water and lemons? Then you’re ready to get started.
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