Friday, December 24, 2010

Simmering Home Fragrance

If you just want your house to smell wonderful for guests, give this a try:

In an old small saucepan, place a lemon (I use the lemon halves that have already been squeezed of their juices after making a recipe using lemons), a small cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon whole cloves (you can even add to or substitute the cloves with whole cardomon pods or all spice berries) Cover the contents of the saucepan with water. Bring to a boil and then turn down the to a simmer. Allow to simmer on the stove, adding more water as it simmers away. Your house will smell divine. During the winter when we've got the wood stove going, I put the saucepan on the wood stove and allow it to simmer there.
***Caution: Be sure to keep an eye on your pot so that it doesn't boil dry.

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