Unfortunately this is going to be a short post. Why? Because yesterday I cut the tip of my left ring finger, while slicing onions. I was having one of those bad days, all ready stressed from school, and I was kind of mad, and not paying attention. All that adds up to nothing good. Really, when I am in the kind of mood, I should not pick up my knife. I cut it pretty bad, probably needed stitches, but after the day I had, I was not going to add sitting in the emergency room for hours to my list of crappy things. I really need to learn how to do that cool cutting thing with your fingers bent and out of the way. Believe me, I am going to practice it.
So, anyway today's post is just a tip. (Ha, ha...get it..tip..I cut the tip..oh, never mind). I have started buying organic. One of the things I buy, regularly, are lemons and limes. Lemons and limes are expensive to begin with, and when they are organic, wow! To help get every last little bit of use of them, anytime I need just the juice for a recipe, I use my vegetable peeler to peel off the zest. I store this in the freezer. The zest can be used in any recipe that calls for zest. I love it finely chopped with parsley and garlic and spooned over grilled pork, chicken, or fish.