10 Things to Do with Citrus


When the market gives you lemons (or oranges, limes, and grapefruit)…here’s ten things to do with them:

  1. Cook with them (duh)! With anything from lemon bars to salad dressing, there are recipes using citrus for any meal of the day.
  2. Pick up a few mason jars and can your fruit. The process is simple and preserves the fruit so you can have your locally grown citrus long after the season is over.
  3. Clean your microwave by adding a sliced lemon to a bowl of water and let it steam for five minutes.
  4. Put a piece of lemon in your garbage disposal to keep it smelling fresh.
  5. Brighten your whites by soaking them in lemon juice before throwing them in the washing machine.
  6. Forget candles, simmer citrus peels on the stove for a homemade air freshener.
  7. Squeeze some lemon juice on other fruits and veggies you have to make make them last longer and keep them from oxidizing.
  8. Compost your citrus scraps! Not only is citrus good for you, but it’s also good for the earth.
  9. Infuse your water by allowing a few citrus slices and herbs to soak in it. Who needs sugar sweetened beverages when you can make a drink that tastes better and offers nutritional benefits?
  10. And last but not least, make lemonade.

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