Sunday, June 29, 2008

LIMES (citrus fruits)--3 ways to use 'em

First I grated the zest from the limes. Then I heated them in the microwave for a few seconds, about 20 and juiced them for some Limeade. (5 limes) Mix in 2 cups of sugar in a gallon container, top with cold water, chill and serve.

Then I took the remnants and tossed them into a jar of vinegar to make homemade cleaner.
(Just toss in several, top with vinegar, steep for at least a week or more, strain, pour into spray bottle, top with water and a drop or two of essential oil if desired.)
I had burned something on my flattop the other day and sprayed this on and let it soak and it took it off without much scrubbing at all!

How's that for frugal?!?


2 comments:

Lyn said...

Hi Donna,
May I ask what is in the canning jar? I'm thinking the spray bottle has the lime in it?

You are so resourceful, I love it!

Donna said...

Sorry, I should have made that clearer here. I posted about it in another place so....lol...anyway.

I 'marinate' (for lack of better word) the rinds in vinegar for a week or so in a dark cabinet. Then I strain the vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle--and TA-DA! Cleaner! you can dilute if you like and/or add a few drops of a store-bought cleaner to enhance the smell.

I keep this on my sink and clean everything with it!

You can use ANY citrus fruit---lime seems to clean the best for me but I use whatever.