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/


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