My family just got back from 2 weeks in Manzanillo, Mexico. We had a very pleasant stay and the resort we stayed at was really top notch. When we were there limes were available at each meal. I love limes. I love sqeezing them on fish, papaya, watermelon, beans, guacamole and all kinds of other things. After squeezing may pieces of limes I realized that all the limes that were presented in the dining room were from the outer two thrids of the lime.
Imagine a lime sliced into three part so you are left with two smaller ends and a piece in the middle that has a ring of peel around the edge. The small end pieces are a cup of peel with some lime inside. Perfect for squeezing the juice from. Where were these other larger more difficult to sqeeze middle middle pieces?
So I asked a waiter where these middle pieces where. He explainded that they throw these pieces in the garbage.
“Really” I asked, “What a waste.”
He said other places he worked at used these unloved middle pieces of lime to make lemonade. This to me seems more sensible.