a fall potpourri. with apples!

I've had this on my fall bucket list for two years running. And after picking the apples I finally made myself do it. It was quite easy and I'm sure I'll be making many of these for the different seasons coming up in the very near future.

- one orange peel
- on apple cut and chopped (peel on)
- cinnamon sticks (I used three because they were rather stocky but short, so use your judgement)
- 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of almond extract (which to the horror of horrors I ran out of during the course of this brewing. I audibly gasped. As you all know, I love almond.)
- 1.5 cups of water

I put everything in the smallest pot I had on low heat and done. The lovely odor wafting from my kitchen is enough to warm even the most frigid of hearts. As the liquid evaporates just add enough to cover the contents of the pot.

I turn off the oven when the kids go to sleep and refrigerate it over night. This way it lasted a wee bit longer.  Day 5 and going strong. It just doesn't look as nice anymore.



  1. well i kinda want to do this now. because first comes chili then comes a lovely scent in one's home. it'll add to the bacon aroma that is wafting through as we speak.

  2. Yippy. I don't have all these things though =( and really it is unfair that I can't smell this right now

  3. Oooo I love potpourri and have to strategically place baskets of it around the house to the kids don't play in it! This might be a little easier.

  4. Oh, I am totally going to have to do this now. I can smell it already. :)


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