So I have a new obsession!! Every time I walk into my room I have to smell this “heavenly scent in a bottle”. My poor husband because of this obsession now I’ve got to get this scent in everything! Lol!
What’s something you love to smell?
My daughter and I both saw this beauty in the grocery store and needed to know more!
Though it looks like a lemon gone wild, the Buddha's hand is actually a distinct fruit in the citron family. It has a sweet, lemon blossom aroma and no juice or pulp. The mild-tasting pith is not bitter, so the fruit can be zested or used whole.
Now, what to do with it? Here are a few ideas that we found as we browsed the internet..
1. Candy: The lack of bitterness makes the Buddha's hand perfect for making candied citrus peel, which you can eat by itself or use in baked goods. Cut it in strips or cubes.
2. Booze: The complex aroma of a Buddha's hand is fantastic for making infused vodka, limoncello (Buddhacello!), or flavored simple syrup for cocktails.
3. Raw: Shave thin slices of Buddha's hand and add it to a salad or use it to top steamed tofu or fish. For salad dressing.
4. Sugar and Salt: Use Buddha's hand zest or even a whole finger to make scented sugar and flavored salt. With the holidays just around the corner these would make lovely gifts.
5. Ornamental: Leave the fruit out on your table as a fragrant air freshener, seasonal centerpiece, and conversation starter!
What have you done with a Buddha's hand?