Lately I am committed to using every bit of lemon….I may be in a crisis but let’s not talk about that for now, M-Kay? Okay, I MIGHT be a tad obsessed with lemons right now. You may have seen my post on making lemonade.
How am I using lemons these days? Well I’ve also dried it to add to baking soda to make a terrific scrub. This is super easy, yet time-consuming I’ll admit. You zest the lemons, and leave them to dry for several days. I didn’t break them up or grind them because I found that got rid of a lot of the natural oils. Yes, I know this because I’ve tried a couple of different methods…add more crazy to the mix please.
I made candied peel to add to tea cake and also for the occasional nibble…this is a really bad picture but trust me these are deeelish.
And the water I used to boil the peel I put a cup of sugar in and now it’s a syrup that I can save to make more lemonade.
And oh yeah, the sugary stuff on the bottom of the pan after candying the peel? I made a strong tea, added it to the pan and now it’s lemon flavored sweet tea.
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