Pre zest and juice citrus

It is officially summer, although in Arizona it’s always summer!  This calls for fresh citrus zest and juice.  

Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits….

Simply zest, then juice all the citrus

I like to keep these in the fridge and freezer; especially keep the zest in the freezer so it lasts longer and doesn’t get moldy 

Juice Shelf Life:

3-4 days fridge

3-4 months freezer

Zest Shelf Life:

1-2 days fridge

3 months freezer

Your kitchen is going to smell so good and fresh; beautiful aromas!

Photo Credit:

Photo by Bruna Branco on Unsplash 

Photo by Andre Taissin on Unsplash

Photo by Skyler Ewing: https://www.pexels.com/photo/ripe-lemons-with-zest-and-grater-on-table-4600746/


Free Flavor – Citrus Zest

What is better than free (or multi-use)?!  One of my favorite ingredients is citrus for the zest, juice, and flavor capabilities.  First the outside, the rind has so much strong, great flavor plus oils from the citrus.  The next layer is the juice of the citrus to use for drinking, adding to water, or using as dressings for salads and proteins.  The third part is the pulp which can be blended into smoothies, to flavor water or beverages, or used to cook with proteins.  Lastly, the rind can be used for garnishing a dish or infusing flavor.  Use a normal vegetable peeler to cut strips from the citrus to “decorate” or garnish a dish.  

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