Saturday, November 5, 2011

How to make your own simmering potpourri
Materials: cloves, cinnamon sticks , orange peel ribbons and star anise

1. To make the potpourri you need to mix equal amounts of cloves, cinnamon sticks and star anise. Variations include adding bay leaves, orange peel ribbons, dried orange and lemon peel.
2. Fill a glass jar container with the potpourri with a cork top so it stays fresh. Or place into muslin bags as gifts. Use raffia to decorate the bottle and the muslin bags.
Simmering instructions:
-Place in a shallow pan and cover with water.
-Simmer on low and refill water as necessary.

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