I love candied citrus peel--it's fruity, and sweet, and a little bitter all at once. I've never tried to make it myself since I assumed it to be a very complicated process. But, with all the fruit I juiced, I had lots and lots of peel to work with.
I used a Martha Stewart recipe to candy the peel and I was surprised at how simple it was. Basically, you just boil the peel to release some of the bitterness, and then you reboil it in sugar syrup. Here is the recipe I used.
I added some of the peel to a basic shortbread recipe, similar to this, and it was good except that I should have cut the peel into smaller pieces--once baked it gets a bit chewy.
I love growing food, and even though our yard is teeny-tiny, we have peaches, grapefruits, pomegranates, and strawberries. This year I hope to squeeze in a couple of fig trees. If you don't live in the right climate to grow citrus outdoors, there are many dwarf varieties available so that you can grow your own oranges inside your house. Neat!