Sunday, May 10, 2015
1. cinnamon, orange, clovesCombine two (2) cinnamon sticks with dry cloves. Add bits of orange peel from two (2) oranges and mix everything in a cup of water. Bring to a boil in a kettle, and pour in a bowl or a mason jar. Cover the lid with sheer cloth, securing the cloth with a length of string or a rubber band. The act of boiling itself should suffuse your kitchen with invigorating scents, chasing away the lingering traces of a greasy dinner cooked the night before.2. lemon, apple, orangeThis fruity combination proves refreshing, perfect for bright, airy sitting areas, giving the space some extra zest. Simply combine one (1) lemon, one (1) apple, and one (1) orange, all cut into fourths, with two or three (2-3) cinnamon sticks. Simmer in a pan with a cup of water. Pour in a suitable container and cover with sheer cloth.3. cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, apple, gingerLook to this spicy mix to add a touch of Christmas to the air. Combine three (3) tablespoons of cinnamon, three (3) tablespoons of clove, two (2) teaspoons of nutmet, two (2) teaspoons of ginger, and one (1) apple, cut into fourths, in a pan with one to two (1-2) cups of water. Bring to a simmer, then transfer to a container.