It is Memorial Day Weekend and I have a quart of home grown strawberries (@$5.99/qt.) and
home grown rhubarb (@$3.00/bunch) so I decide it is time to make the fabulous Strawberry-
I have already done the shopping for the weekend at two different stores plus the farmers market.
All the ingredients are set out and I realize that a most significant, albeit subtle, ingredient is.....
drum roll please.......zest of an orange!
Well, s and d! I do not have an orange! However, another drum roll, if you please.....I do have
grated zest of oranges in little packets in my freezer!
Voila! I take a packet out of the freezer, chop it up nice and fine and sprinkle it over the berry/
rhubarb mixture. Nothing could be easier!
The reason I am going through this whole scenario is to let you know that many, many recipes
call of a bit of zest of lemons, limes or oranges and the very easiest trick is to zest any of them
prior to use and freeze them! (please tell me I am not sounding like Martha on this!)
It really is just the easiest to do! I put the zest on saran, roll it up and put it into a little baggie.
In my freezer I have three baggies containing......you guessed it!....the zest of lemons, limes and
This has served me so very well over the years. I don't know where I first got this tip.....okay,
it probably was from Martha!.....nonetheless, something that takes such little time and effort is
a huge get for anyone who cooks and bakes a lot!