Monday, September 15, 2008

Orange-y Fresh?

Okay so I'm feeling really proud right now. I came across a recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Orange Biscotti. I needed 1/4 of a cup of orange zest for the recipe, so I bought 3 organic oranges at the grocery store, costing .99 each. I zested two of the oranges for the recipe. I put one of the zested oranges in the fridge and juiced the other one. (Delish by the way, and super healthy!) Later I plan on either eating the other 2 oranges or making them into juice. So I already have what 3 uses for them? Okay now, here's the good part. I'd been wanting to stop using so many chemicals for cleaning, and I know that my mom uses vinegar to clean with. I came across a recipe for a Citrus Vinegar Cleaner. You put citrus peels into a container, cover them with white vinegar, then let it sit, (shaking occasionally) for about 4 weeks. I'm so excited to make some new cleaner!! And I was able to do all of these things with 3 oranges that cost me a total of $2.98!! Woohoo!! =]

1 comment:

BrendaR said...

Great idea! I'm going to try it. It will smell much nicer than plain old vinegar.