How To Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

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Do you spend money on store bought home fragrance? Why bother?! That stuff is full of chemicals and smells terribly fake. To some noses, it’s downright offensive! Create your own stove top potpourri by using fruit and spices.

I use fruit peelings and rinds leftover from a smoothie. In a small pot over high heat, I stir the orange, lime, cinnamon, nutmeg for about 45 seconds so that the oils are released. Cover the mixture with water and simmer over med heat. Keep your eye on the mixture and add water as it evaporates.I check on mine every 30 minutes to make sure I’m not scorching the pot. Your kitchen will smell sweet and delicious,as if you’d been baking all day! I love the aroma of citrus…it’s such a mood booster.

My other top secret trick…if you prefer savory smells, slice a 1/2 inch off a bulb of garlic to expose the cloves. Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil,sprinkle salt and pepper.Wrap in foil or parchment and bake at 400 degrees for 45 min. Enjoy the aroma and the bulb of garlic you just roasted can be spread on toast, used in sauces, etc. Mangia!



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