She freezes lemon or orange juice in the amounts called for in most recipes (ie: "juice of one lemon", 1 or 2 Tbsp., etc.) It takes less time to thaw out. We did some up with the lemons she brought from her yard. Now I have plenty to make the lemon cake recipe she gave me.
I also save the plastic cereal box liners in the freezer door to use for coating pork chops/chicken, coating Sandy Cookies with powdered sugar etc. They are out of the way and I always have "free" bags to use.
Source: My friend Mary
By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA
Great ideas, and very frugal. Having some lovely zest in the freezer to use whenever I want is a great idea. Thank you!
Great tip! And that Eskimo in the pic looks cold. :-)
What a wonderfully simple yet smart idea! And I adore all of the many whimsical touches in and around your house, Vi, and you know that I simply must keep an eye out for an Eskimo to live in my freezer now too! :-)
Thanks friends, The COLD Eskimo is a baking soda holder from a dear friend. GG Vi
Where can I buy an orange zester?
By Joan B.
You should be able to buy an orange zester at just about any supermarket or department store. If you are looking for a specific brand, such as Microplane, you should look at a specialty store that carries nice kitchen utensils. Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma or even Bed, Bath and Beyond would be good places to look.
Whenever I eat an orange or use a lemon, I always use my microplane to grate the zest. I then put it in a small plastic container and freeze it. I always have zest for any recipe.
I always hated the process of zesting a lemon. I have had several zesters and either the lemon or the zester kept sliding out of my hands