One of our favorite ways to celebrate a Very Vintage Christmas.
‘Tis the season for a little time traveling. Did you know our sense of smell is strongly tied to our memories? One whiff of cinnamon can take us back to Grandma’s busy kitchen, while fresh pine reminds us of Christmas mornings long ago. Relive those warm memories (and make some new ones) with this lovely, natural way to fill your home with the cozy scents of the season.
Holiday Simmer Pot Recipe
1 orange, sliced
½ cup fresh cranberries
3 cinnamon sticks
5 star anise
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 sprigs of rosemary
Dash of vanilla extract
Fill small pot with water. Add orange slices and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for up to four hours. Check water level frequently, add more when needed.
Merry Maker Tip: The ingredients for our Holiday Simmer Pot make for a cheerful gift. Simply place everything in a cellophane bag or wide-mouthed jar and tie on instructions with ribbon.
Creative writing and photos by Pam