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Zest Preservation

Have a recipe that calls for citrus juice, but not the zest? Save it by using this tip, and you'll always have a supply on hand.

Preserve citrus zest by storing it in the freezer. First, to prevent it from being watery once it's thawed, microwave it before freezing for 30 seconds on waxed paper, then let it sit for an hour, or until it's dry. Freeze it in a freezer-safe container.

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