Here are 2 aromatic recipes based on a recipe I received at my doorstep in a ziploc bag a couple of Christmas’ ago. I feel that this is a simple, homemade gift that by me was greatly appreciated and welcomed.
Thanks Laura, this filled my home with a wonderful scent of Christmas and was a memorable gift.
- Apple quartered
- OR for a citrus scented one
- use one half Orange
- and a quarter Lime or Lemon and the same other ingredients
- one Cinnamon stick
- a few whole Cloves
- a few bay leaves or one large one
Put all the ingredients you choose (either apple or citrus and you could add some like other spices such as anise) in a saucepan, fill with water to fill your pot and simmer on a medium low heat. Keep adding water as the water evaporates to fill your home with a wonderful odor and humidity to keep those nasal passages from drying out in the dry winter heat.
I keep this on the stove for a few days and simmer again. When I feel it is no longer aromatic I throw it down the disposal.