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10 Tricks and Uses for Oranges This Summer


Oranges are one of the signature tastes of summer, but did you know that there are tons of ways you can use oranges and orange peels?  Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Freeze orange zest and water in ice cube trays to make infused ice, and then add it to your summer cocktails, drinks or water for more flavor.
  2. Use fresh orange peels as a cleaning substitute to scrub your sink and stove.
  3. Put orange peels in your garbage disposal to add a refreshing citrus scent to your entire kitchen.
  4. Combine orange juice and cornmeal to make a natural skin exfoliator.
  5. Add an orange peel to your bag of brown sugar.  It will help prevent the sugar from hardening.
  6. Infuse orange peels with a cup of vinegar to create a natural cleaner for your kitchen and bathroom.
  7. Add dried orange peels to a cup or pot of tea for additional citrus flavor.
  8. Place orange zest or an orange peel into a bottle of plain, unflavored vodka.  Let it infuse for up to six weeks to give your cocktails and drinks a delicious citrus flavor.
  9. Spice up your salad by adding orange peels to your bottle of olive oil for a zesty dressing.
  10. In a sauce pan, simmer orange peels, cinnamon sticks, cloves and water to create a delightful kitchen potpourri.

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