One of my goals is to try to live on less, not so much to save money as to save my soul. I'm not talking about going to heaven, just preserving my sense of enjoyment of life. Too much consumption leads to staleness and boredom. So here's a quick idea for those of you who appreciate frugality.
When you buy citrus fruits, wash them well before you peel them. I wash mine in a fruit/vegetable disinfectant and scrub them with a fruit brush. Then, when you have peeled and eaten the fruit, toss the peels in a dry, clean pan and turn the burner on low. Leave the peels there until they are dry. It will probably take several hours. As long as the burner is on very low, you don't have to worry about them burning. After they are thoroughly dry, put them in a airtight container.
To use, boil a few pieces of dry peel in a pot with a bag or two of black tea (even green tea) and a stick of cinnamon or a few cloves. It is just as good as Celestial Seasonings.