Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Simmering Potpourri

This will have your house smelling absolutely delicious! To a pan of water, simply add a few cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, a dozen or so whole cloves, and orange and/or lemon peels (I threw in this orange left over from the Hot Caramel Apple Cider recipe in the Autumn Luncheon post). Heat on low and allow to simmer. Periodically add more water as it evaporates (don't let it burn dry!!). At the end of the day, allow the mixture to cool, pour it into a glass jar and store in the frig to use again for the next several days. NOTE: You can, of course, vary this recipe based on what's in your pantry.


Anonymous said...

Oh my...I can almost smell this! I've never done this before and I know I must! :) Thank you for all the ideas you share with your readers! :) Have a blessed day!

Prairiemaid said...

I do this only with essential oils. I love the smell of cinnamon and orange this time of year.

Loved your luncheon post too, but am running out of "blogging time".

May your day be blessed.