In the preschool, these tangerines are given often as gifts. They're a delightful snack, but I've found a new use for them in addition to a healthy treat, a candle.
I'm gonna give you the rundown without a picture tutorial, but if you'd like a picture tutorial, you can visit this site.
- Cut the orange in half (hamburger wise)
- Gently work your finger inbetween the skin and the pulp.
- Pull the skin away from the fruit, being careful not to tear the skin.
- One of the ends will have the wick (the white skin that goes in the middle of the orange)
- BE VERY CAREFUL not to break this wick.
- You should have two orange cups now.
- In the cup with the "wick" pour olive oil, careful not to wet the entire wick.
- Cut a hole into the top of the second orange cup.
- Light the "wick" (this takes patience, but as long as the olive oil isn't too high or the wick didn't get wet, it will light within a few times) A lighter is better, but if all you have is matches, plan on using at least three.
- Put the orange cup with a hole on top and enjoy your natural candle. It smells delightful and will last a couple of hours.