Citrus rinds

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    Jun 26, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    What do you guys do with them? I feel guilty throwing them away, icon_sad.gif, but I can't use them for compost like we did when I was a kid since I'm in The City.

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    Jun 26, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    They don't compost really well during the summer in Virginia. After the veggie garden is done for the year, I bury the rinds and all the pulp from my juicing in the garden. I have to mix some soil in with this stuff so it decomposes well. Earthworms aren't supposed to be fond of citrus stuff. But that us not my observation in my garden.
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    Jun 26, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    Smaller pieces you can put into your garbage disposal and it helps make it smell better.
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    Jun 26, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
    if you have trouble with cats in your yard, a bird book I have say;s you can use orange rinds around your plants and it is supposed to help keep cats away.

    Another suggestion this book had was to blend the rinds with water and pour it around places where you don't want the cats.

    I have a terrible time with the neighbors10 or 12 cats always coming over and sitting under my bird bath and catching the birds I try to feed and water.
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    Jun 26, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    ks_dusty saidif you have trouble with cats in your yard, a bird book I have say;s you can use orange rinds around your plants and it is supposed to help keep cats away.

    Another suggestion this book had was to blend the rinds with water and pour it around places where you don't want the cats.

    I have a terrible time with the neighbors10 or 12 cats always coming over and sitting under my bird bath and catching the birds I try to feed and water.


    Doesn't work. I have 7 cats outside and they just walk on top of the stuff.
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    Jun 26, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    make marmalade
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    Jun 26, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    Here's the 'maters growing in soil fertilized with my juicing leftovers and other kitchen veggie scraps. ... On the lower right of the pic, you can see a cantaloupe plant growing out if the tomato patch. Evidently, I buried some cantaloupe seeds in my scraps. ... Well, maybe I will get some home-grown cantaloupes, too.

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    Jun 26, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    dehydrate them and you have potpourri icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 27, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    lemon rinds- remove the zest before juicing and freeze it for future use.

    lime rinds - preserved in coarse salt, vinegar, fenugreek seeds and olive oil (like a chutney). The flavored oil from it too is great for flavoring other foods.
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    Jun 27, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    Save them up until you have alot.......throw them on past out bums
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    Jun 27, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    I toss them down the garbage disposal to keep it smelling good.
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    Jun 27, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    i zest mine first, but you can also dry them out and use them for things like tea
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    Jun 27, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    I try to use the zest for salad dressing and or salads in general, but I feel the same as you. I thought about putting a small bin on my fire escape, and then maybe bringing the compost to one of the community gardens throughout Manhattan, but have not done so yet. Just a thought...
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    calibro saidi zest mine first, but you can also dry them out and use them for things like tea


    Thinking the same thing...
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    Put the rinds in a food processor with a little bit of water and some fresh herbs like basil or thyme. Process to a smooth consistency. Put the resulting puree in an enema bag and use to douche before lovemaking. Leaves a clean, fresh scent up your ass.
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    Jun 27, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    Thanks guys!

    calibro saidi zest mine first, but you can also dry them out and use them for things like tea


    Yeah, I was wondering if people ate them or used them in food somehow. I definitely drink liters of tea a day...


    fastfreddie saidPut the rinds in a food processor with a little bit of water and some fresh herbs like basil or thyme. Process to a smooth consistency. Put the resulting puree in an enema bag and use to douche before lovemaking. Leaves a clean, fresh scent up your ass.


    hahaha. That's the gayest thing I've ever heard. I love you icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 27, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    xuaerb saidI try to use the zest for salad dressing and or salads in general, but I feel the same as you. I thought about putting a small bin on my fire escape, and then maybe bringing the compost to one of the community gardens throughout Manhattan, but have not done so yet. Just a thought...


    Hmmm, I was just at a community garden. It was so out of my way, though =/ My area is pretty dead that way.
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    Jun 27, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    BuddyinNYC saidlemon rinds- remove the zest before juicing and freeze it for future use.

    lime rinds - preserved in coarse salt, vinegar, fenugreek seeds and olive oil (like a chutney). The flavored oil from it too is great for flavoring other foods.


    Wow, you know, I missed this post in my first read through, but I also have olive oil all the time and that idea could really work for me.