Friday, January 8, 2010

Earth-Friendly Friday: LEMONS

My husband was broiling some salmon the other night and after he sprinkled some lemon juice over the top and we ate our meal, he used the left over lemon rinds, with a little salt, to scrub at the pan he'd cooked the fish on. Then he used the worn out lemon juice, to wash away some of the fish.

I thought this was an innovative way to be earth-friendly. Nothing like using it all:

We ate the lemon then used it to clean the pans.

Can you think of anything you've done like this? Share your helpful hints in the "comments" please.


Bish Denham said...

This year I'm swearing off plastic wrap. When I've got a bowl of food that needs to be covered I use waxpaper and hold it in place by stretching a rubberband around the rim. So far it's working quite well. Also the wax paper can be used several times.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I've never done that--but I have used lemon juice to clean my hands after chopping onions or garlic.

Stephanie Faris said...

Very creative...I never thought to do that!

Lilfix said...

I've made tea and then used the tea bags again in hot water to make a foot soak.

Rena said...

What a great idea. Lemons always remind me of Jan from the Brady Bunch when she tries to get rid of her freckles. Having grown up with freckles, I guess that stayed with me for awhile.

Someone told me recently about rubbing salt on your hands after cutting onions to get rid of the smell, and that really works. It's not a recycling thing like your lemons were thoug.

I save a lot of stuff for school. We do a lot of crafts and you never know what you can make from all that stuff.