Whether we are people who love to eat the skin on the potato or the type that insists that our cucumbers be peeled, we all have times when rinds, skins, seeds and so on are removed from what’s to be cooked and left in a heaping pile of compost. And, that’s not a bad thing. Building compost is one of many ways we can deal with our trash responsibly, and it also one of many natural alternatives to promoting soil fertility. However, sometimes we need to fill our lives with a little more whimsy than rich, rotting mound of compost, and it’s in those moments, when the tea leaves tell of a different way, that we might use our fruit and vegetable peelings to create a whole new magic. A dash of sugar, blasts of hot air, and an empty spot in the garden patch — these are but a few of our options.