Perfume your house

Here’s a holiday potpourri recipe that simmers on the stove all day long. You can really use whatever you have on hand but the must-haves are cinnamon, citrus, ginger and vanilla.
Make your house smell like Christmas!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3 tangerines, halved
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise (optional) gives a strong black licorice smell.
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 vanilla bean + 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 small branch fresh pine
  • 1 cup apple cider, pomegranate or cranberry juice
  • water

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients in a medium size sauce pot. Fill the pot with water until it reaches 3/4 the way full. Place the pot on the stove and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, adding more water as needed. Let simmer for close to 4 hours and then let it cool over night and simmer again the next day. Just be sure to keep adding more water.

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[Via: halfbakedharvest.com]

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