Monday, January 28, 2008

Orange zest kitchen tip

I thought I might add something to Tammy's Kitchen Tip Tuesday. If you haven't checked out her site Tammy's Recipes, do so soon. She has an extensive collection of recipes as well as other different tips and kitchen helps. Every Tuesday she puts out the call for kitchen tips and here is one from me-

I have been using a lot of orange zest lately. So, since oranges are in season and Devorah (my 9y0) happens to love oranges, every time I serve an orange I first wash it and then grate it skin off. I just use my grater with the smaller holes. It gets the zest off in nice skinny slivers and no zest. I then leave it sit out for a day or two to dry then put it away. I have a baby food jar full of zest right now waiting to be used!

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Jasmine31 said...

Thanx for the tip. How long does it last once grated?

Jessie's Attic said...

Thank you for the tip. I also am curios how long it lasts after grated, or can it be frozen without ruining the integity?

Thank you again, I will have to put this to use.

byrumnews said...

What a great idea. I have an old jar of orange zest that I bought, but I am needing to throw it out. I could store the new dried zest in the same container. Please let me know how long it lasts.