A "zester" allows you to create fine strips of peel
from lemons, oranges and
other citrus fruits. To remove zest from citrus, simply pull the sharp edge of the
zester across the fruit peel. The
zester has fine holes which are sharp and cut
into the peel. This results
in fine strips of citrus peel which may then be
If you want to
obtain small pieces without having to chop the zest,
just pull the sharp edge
across a small section at a time.
I recommend using organic citrus
fruits. If I was
going to be trapped
on a desert island, I would want to take
one of these
with me. I use this almost daily!
OXO Good Grips Lemon Zester
Good Grip Tools Rule my Kitchen :) September 28, 2000
When I first heard about a zester, I was intrigued. I promptly went out and
bought one. That was not before I had almost seriously injured myself using a
regular grater to remove lemon peel for Lemon Meringue Pie. I decided that a
zester had to be the best thing since the invention of the whisk.
A "zester" allows you to create fine strips of peel from lemons,
oranges and other citrus fruits. It is essential for all cooks if you want to
remove lemon peel for a Lemon Meringue Pie or for orange peel if you are making
To remove zest from citrus, simply pull the sharp edge of the zester across
the fruit peel. The zester has fine holes which are sharp and cut into the peel.
This results in fine strips of citrus peel which may then be chopped. If you
want to obtain small pieces without having to chop the zest, just pull the sharp
edge across a small section at a time. I recommend using organic citrus fruits.
If you want to make a pretty display of oranges and lemons, you can use the
"channel knife" to cut thin strips of peel out of the citrus fruits.
The result is a decorative pattern. I start at the top of the citrus fruit and
wind my way around to the base. Think of how you peel an apple and it is just as
Just a hint: Try to only obtain the yellow layer in lemons, the orange layer
in oranges, etc. The white pith is very bitter.
Recipe using a Zester
Lemon Lime Skin Softener, February 26, 2007
Lemslip Buttercream is a soft blend of 15% soap and 85% natural, skin-softening
oils with a blend of cocoa butter and coconut. If you are expecting this to foam
like soap, it resists. What this will do is moisturize the skin after you have
used soap or you can use it as a moisturizing body soap.
It seems easier to use a piece of the buttercream with a washcloth. I tried some
on my face and it left me with rosy cheeks. Using this all over will leave you
refreshed, especially if you take a bath with "Happy Pill" and finish
off with a little "Whoosh Temple Balm." If you want a soapy soap, then
you may want to look for Sandstone, but that is more gritty with sand.
This Lemslip is softer, luxuriously buttery and also contains Irish Moss
Infusion, Fresh lemon juice, lime oil, citrus peel, sweet wild orange oil and
gardenia extract. The warm lemony "blissfully fresh" fragrance is very
appealing and comforting.
If you want a complete citrus experience, you may also want to look for Happy
Hippy, I Love Juicy shampoo and Veganese conditioner. To refresh the lemony
intoxication, just add a little "Whoosh Temple Balm" to your wrists
throughout the day. This is guaranteed to leave you feeling a little happier and
~The Rebecca Review
Sweet & Sensual Stretch, February 18, 2007
Michelle LeMay's beautiful healing stretching routine brings new meaning to a
"movement meditation." Her warm Norah Jones/Rachael Ray type
personality radiates on screen as her soft voice leads you through a series of
stretches designed to release all your tension as you float away on clouds. Yes,
clouds. There are clouds and a magic carpet. As the carpet floats in a calm sky
of fluffy clouds, Michelle LeMay returns you to the world of peace.
Where other instructors teach you to stretch and then hold the stretch, Michelle
LeMay rocks and nourishes the body. You move from side to side in some of the
leg stretches and I enjoyed the spinal rolls, bird of paradise and careful
pacing. Her cueing is more like guidance and her energy is subtle and healing.
If you have been looking for a 30-minute stretch routine, I can recommend this
~The Rebecca Review
Molton Brown Bath Bubbles
Revitalizing Bath with Orange Oil, April 9, 2007
Molton Brown's Vitalising Vitamin AB & C Bath and Shower Gel is warm and citrusy
with hints of exotic florals. This produces amazing amounts of bubbles and can
be used along with other bath products like bath salts. Also works well as a
shower gel in the morning because it has delicious orange oil.
~The Rebecca Review