HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS SPICE SIMMERING POTPOURRI

HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS SPICE SIMMERING POTPOURRI

From Confessions of a Plate Addict

  • First bring a quart of water to a boil. 
  • Next add half of an orange cut into smaller sections (I usually squeeze the juice into the water and then add the peel).
  • Finally, add two cinnamon sticks, two bay leaves and 10-15 whole cloves. You can also add a few sprigs of pine. Place the spices in cheesecloth if you wish.

Let it boil for a few minutes, then turn it down to a simmer and leave it on the stove. In about 30 minutes, your whole house will smell wonderful! You can put it in the fridge and reuse it for several days. I have even frozen it and pulled it back out on a really cold night to make the house feel cozy. Be sure to keep an eye on the water level when the potpourri is simmering. Please note that this is a recipe for potpourri and is not intended as a beverage.

From Confessions of a Plate Addict

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