I love preserving food as much as I like growing it (and talking about it). So I did some googling on ways to preserve citrus after my lemon tree decided to try and bury me in fruit :).
My lime tree is a heavy cropper too but in Perth it is not hard to find people willing to take them off your hands :).
Dried citrus can be used for a wide range of things like:
- flavouring jugs/cups of water.
- flavouring your teas.
- adding to smoothies.
- cooking mediterranean and middle-eastern dishes.
- cleaning your kettle of scale (wow).
Simply cut your chosen citrus (I used lemons, limes and oranges) into thin slices.
Pop them on a tray or (my preference) a rack and into an 80C fan-forced oven for 4 to 6 hours. I made sure they were very dry before I took them out and whilst the rind is brittle there is a bit of play in the flesh.