In Praise Of Orange Peels

IMG_2547Kish likes to eat raw oranges.  I don’t — but I do like the orange peels that are left behind.

I read somewhere, once, that you shouldn’t throw away orange peels, but instead should put them down the garbage disposal and grind them up.  The toughness of the peels is supposed to keep the blades of the garbage disposal nice and sharp, and the grinding produces a very agreeable orange aroma.

I can’t speak for the blade-sharpening, but I can vouch for the fragrance.  It’s quite pleasant to have a kitchen that, however briefly, smells like an orange orchard.

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