Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dried Lemon Peel

This should be titled: How To Ruin Your Fingers
Who knew that peeling lemons
could be so painful?
I bought a bag of organic lemons and
oranges last week and, as anyone who buys organic knows,
they go bad very quickly.
So, I had to find recipes to use them up.

First I peeled the lemons and placed the peel on
a plastic wrap covered dehydrator sheet.

Then I made a salt/sugar syrup and canned the peeled lemons
with cinnamon and cloves.

Lemon peel after 8 hours in the dehydrator.
Nice crisp lemon peel.


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  2. Delightful blog! I read the whole page, and will go dig deeper after I post this comment. Love all the interesting foods, and combos. Question about the lemons. How do you use them after you've canned them? I used to have a small business selling specialty jams, butters, and marmalade's I made. Love what you have here!

  3. Lille Diane - honestly I have NO idea!
    Hopefully I will find a few recipes soon to use them in.
    I have found some morrocan dishes that use preserved lemons, so we'll see what happens in the next few months. IF I get inspired!