Orange Cleaner and Frozen Juice Bricks
we have 3 orange trees, two are young and have not produced fruit yet and the other is about 3 meters tall.
below is the last of the harvest about 6 or 7 kilos, they aren't large but they are very juicy and sweet. The tree is full with tiny green oranges just waiting to grow.
first off get yourself a big jar or bottle, this one holds about 2 1/2 litres, i picked it up from the Salvos store for $2. wash your oranges to remove any dirt [if you are using purchased oranges scrub them to remove any wax].
peel enough oranges to fill your jar with peels.
place your jar out of direct light & mix or shake once a day for about 6 to 8 weeks. strain out all the peels.you can use it earlier but the longer the better.
in a spray bottle mix 50/50 with water.
great for removing sticky labels, band-aid sticky, cleaning stove tops & range hoods & tiles
now we are left with naked oranges that you can juice.
if you still have a few with skin on you can zest them & store the zest in the freezer until needed.
some of the juice we drink but the rest is frozen into 1/2 cup bricks & stored in the freezer.
you can use them for cakes, biscuits or my favourite fruit smoothies.
just drop a brick or 2 into your blender & add 1 banana, handful of strawberries,1 Tbl honey & 1 cup yoghurt.
the combinations for smoothies are only limited to your imagination.
Orange you glad you popped by :o)