Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Orange Firelighters

I've always hated having to throw out orange peel, but it's no good for the wormery as it's too acidic, so I've needed to find some other way of recycling it. Turns out it's great as a firelighter. And the process of making it ready as a firelighter is lovely too. All you have to do is place it on top of your stove and then light the fire..

This is the best bit - the smell as it dries out is fantastic! Once it's dry, put it in a handy container and keep until the next time you light a fire.

Then just lay it out with your usual bits of kindling, scrunched up newspaper or whatever you use - but you'll need less paper than usual and certainly no commercial firelighters. It burns very well and just a few pieces will give you some lovely bright flames for a while which will help ignite your wood.

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