Dried Orange Peel

Don’t you just love the smell of fresh orange zest? Mmm… makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The store-bought zest in a jar just doesn’t work for me. It always tastes a little bitter. Since I don’t like the zest from the store and I can’t always find a good organic orange to use fresh, I made my own! Delicious!

  1. Preheat the oven to the lowest setting.
  2. Wash the orange, dry well and use a vegetable peeler to remove thin slices of the peel. Take care not to include the white part.
  3. Spread out the peelings on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and turn it off (we just want a warm, dry environment, we don’t want to cook them).
  5. Once they are dry and cool (give them a few hours), you can store them in a glass jar.

You can use the peelings as they are for tea (YUM!!!) or you can crumble them to use as orange zest. Enjoy!


2 thoughts on “Dried Orange Peel

  1. Wow, Justyn! You are doing so much with your blog. I just want to say, You go girl!

    I hope all is going well with you and your sweet girls. I enjoyed the post Donna linked from you on FB about the lonely alternative lifestyle: that sometimes it’s hard to be questioned all the time — part of why I avoid a lot of people 🙁 — and why I don’t always relate to people. It’s life, though, isn’t it? We all must walk the way we are convicted to walk — or be sheeple.

    All the best to you and yours …

    • It’s so good to hear from you, Glory! Becca and I have really missed you and your sweet kiddos. Any chance you’ll be back for a visit?? 🙂 I’ll send you an e-mail this week to catch-up, but it’s one in the morning, so I’m off to bed.

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