There is nothing like the fall season. I am a big fan. Every since I can remember, my mom always prepared this amazing concoction on the stove and would let it simmer quietly as it filled the entire house with this amazing, spiced scent.
The best thing about this is it’s also great anytime of year.
It’s very easy and if you are already preparing to have an orange as a snack, save those peels!
For me, I love spices and my kitchen spice racks are full to the brim of exotic spices. Surely you have a spice rack and if you don’t… that’s okay too. Grab what you have on hand. This is perfect for those who have husbands who can’t stand “artificial” scents, oils, etc. This smells like you’ve been cooking in the kitchen all day… I’m sure no one will be complaining.
Orange Cinnamon Clove Simmer (not edible)
What You Will Need:
Cinnamon Sticks (or ground)
Whole Cloves (or ground)
Dash of Vanilla Extract
1. Grab a smaller pot and add in your orange peels, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla.
2. Pour enough water to cover the peels.
3. Turn the burner on low/simmer and let it simmer for a while. Check on it every now and then to make sure the water level is fine. You don’t want burnt orange peels.. That’s not really the scent we are going for this time. Just add water when it needs it.
Note: If you end up using ground cinnamon, you can always go out and by a cheap jar (from walmart) for under $1.00 and use it specifically for this. I only add maybe 1 tbsp at a time and refresh it weekly with new peels, cinnamon, etc.
Mmmm.. I can smell it already. Time to refill the spice racks now and make another pot!