Not actual cooking but very nice

Discussion in 'Holiday Cooking' started by tanya, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    Im crazy for the smell of Christmas. I love the cinnamon type fragrances. I have seen lately on pinterest how to simmer fruits, spices etc on your stove to make the smell go through the house.

    Anyway I found an apple today that was getting past its time to eat- So I decided to try it out. I cut the apple up, threw in 2 cinnamon sticks, some whole cloves and a few drops of vanilla. I then topped it up with water.

    You bring it to boil then leave it on your stove to simmer- adding more water as needed. I put mine in a spare crock pot. Apparently it last a few days and can be topped up with more water as needed.

    The house smells wonderful.

    You can pretty much do any type of fragrance that appeals- lots of ideas out there.
     
  2. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    Love that! I do the same thing! I even made jars of it, using lemons, as favors for Christmas parties.
     
  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I want to try that this year too!
     
  4. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    I have a small crock/fondue pot that came with a larger crock my boss gave me Christmases ago. I have used that to simmer orange slices, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Smells wonderful.
     
  5. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Aggy I have one of those too! Now I know how to use it :)
     

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