Simmering Spices

16 12 2011

I love the smells of the holidays. Cinnamon, baking cookies, allspice and cloves, a fresh Christmas tree. All things that make my house smell yummy and festive. I have seen many people post about making simmering spices of the years and I have always wanted to give it a try. But when you aren’t home much there wasn’t much of a reason. This year was the year and I was so happy I did it. It made my house smell great and it was very simple. You just through all the ingredients in a pot, cover with water and simmer on your stove.

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~ 8 black peppercorns

~ 6 whole allspice

~ 8 whole cloves

~ 2 cinnamon sticks

~ 1 whole orange peel

~ water

Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer. Add water as needed throughout the day.

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