Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Apple Simmering Potpourri

Simmering potpourri is one of my favorites this time of year! It quickly adds a nice fragrance and refreshes a stale room while adding moisture to the air.

  • 1/4 cup diced apple (or apple peel left from that pie!)
  • 1/3 cup allspice
  • 1/3 cup star anise
  • 6-8 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips or broken sticks
  • 1/4 cup ginger root, dried pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried orange peel
  • 1/4 cup cloves
Mix all ingredients except the apple. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and your apple dices to a non reactive pot and add 1-2 cups of water. Simmer over low heat or on top of the wood stove adding more water as needed. Store the dried ingredients in a closed container for future use.

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