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#1 of 6 Old 11-17-2011, 07:22 PM - Thread Starter
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It is that time of year again, and my family is going through clementines like crazy. They're like sweet and tart little packages of fruit crack. wink1.gif

Are there any uses for the peels? I know you can make a hair spray by boiling the peels, but is there anything else?

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Really basic, but I just like putting them down the disposal--- they smell great and clean it out.



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Clementine candle -- you just have to peel it carefully...

I think you can dry the skin and use it as potpourri too??

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I know this thread is 3 weeks old, but we've been going through a lot of clementines in our house lately.  Here's what I do w/ them:


Toss them in a pot of water w/ cinnamon sticks and whole cloves.  Bring to a boil and simmer for a bit.  Makes the house smell AMAZING!!


Trim off as much of the pith as possible and toss in a jar w/ vinegar.  Makes a citrus vinegar great for de-greasing.  Here's some info:



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You can do anything with them you might do with orange peel.  From marmalade to candying, drying, decorating, etc. 


I actually use mandarin (zest, juice) in place of orange in recipes, since my DS is allergic to oranges. 

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candied, marmalade,. I dry my extra zests and use them later for potpurri or a recipe I want a mild orange/whatever flavor with


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