01 May 2012
Oranges are my favorite fruit. The citrus flavor and scent is enough to perk me up whether it's in tea, water, or the undertones of a light perfume. There is nothing as delicious as a freshly peeled orange.
When I was younger, my mother would take orange peels and rather than disposing of them, she would instead boil the peels.
Of course there are other uses for orange peels, but when done right, boiling them is both comforting and relaxing. Watching my mother put the water into the pot with the orange peels then proceed to do laundry is one of those moments that will always stick in my head. I think it's perfect for a cozy day spent at home.