Holiday potpourri comes in many different forms and scents. Some are dried, some are oils to be diffused, some go into water to simmer on the stove and some hang.
Scents remind us of many things in our lives. Cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin spices, pine, allspice and other herbs and spices welcome your guest into your home during the holidays!
Oranges and Lemons for Simmering – Great Holiday Potpourri!
2 slices of fresh orange
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon allspice berries
1 spring of fresh rosemary
Toss in a few whole cranberries as well.
Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan with water – I fill the pan about 1/3 of the way. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Add more water when needed.
Make sure the pot does not boil dry. Always turn off the stove when leaving the house!
You can pour the liquid into a container when it is cool and store it in the refrigerator for later use.
Give this to a friend as a gift as well.
In a small plastic bag, add all of the ingredients and deliver quickly. You might want to add a tag that says with instructions. Layer the oranges and lemon slices vertically in the bag. Put the spices on top of the fruit. Tie the top with a bright ribbon.
Display this potpourri in a decorative glass bowl, a box with the potpourri filled to the brim and the lid open or anything else that you have around the house. If you use plastic, the scent may permeate the container.
Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees. Slice apples and oranges very, very thin. Place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for about an hour and a half. Check every half hour after that. Once the slices are dry, mix them with the spices. Put the mixture in a decorative jar and allow to stand for a day before giving as a gift.
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