Simmer Pot Recipes To Freshen Your Home
Hello friends, today I am sharing a few of my favorite simmer pots to freshen your home!
Today on Ask the Designer I am sharing a few of my favorite simmer pots recipes to freshen your home, which is especially great after the holidays. Do you feel like there is just a residual funk of roasting turkey, or your Uncle Bill that just won’t vacate your home? Well, let me just say a simmer pot on the stove left on low all day will right all the wrongs, and really freshen up your day, along with your mood and overall outlook on life.You can even us this little trick pre-holiday, when you are decorating too. I find that some of my holiday decor might get a bit musty from being in storage, so this helps to get everything smelling nice fresh and festive again. Plus, it puts me in mood for holiday decorating or even while packing it away. For me this year, I was so ready to pack away the holidays as soon as they were done. Which is kind of weird, and I am not sure why, usually I love to celebrate all the way into the New Year, but not this year I wanted that clean slate right away! So, 8 trees and all the lights went down in a flash, lol, to have a fresh start to the New Year.For me the key is always fresh citrus. Oranges and lemons are always great and look pretty floating in your simmer pot on the stove. Plus, they instantly brighten your mood even on the gloomiest of days. I love the fresh cheery smell of all the citrus fruits, and this is a great way to use up the ones that may not have been used in a timely manner. Next add in some herbs, like fresh rosemary, lavender, mint or verbena. The green adds a nice fresh color to you simmer pot. You could even use leftover herbs from your holiday cooking, which is a great way to utilize leftovers after the big event and clear up all the leftover aromas as well.Finally, pick you choice of dried spices, I love cinnamon stick, cloves and star anise. I usually use the oldest spices first and save my freshest for ciders and mulling spices. That is just a helpful hint, also if you have leftover mulling spices from a mulled wine you can use them just add more water until the fragrance is gone. Waste not, want not I always say.CHECK OUT Even More Simmer Pot Recipes to Freshen Your Home the rest of the year, along with other great home scents!
- Lemon, Lavender, Thyme, Eucalyptus, Bay Leaves
- Cranberries, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Oranges
- Chai Spice, Vanilla Pods, Cardamon, Cinnamon Sticks, Anise
- Ginger, Eucalyptus, Oranges, Lemons
- Apples, Cranberries, Rosemary, Bay Leaves
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Jen this is a great idea to use up those citrus fruit and apples that go beggin around our house, to soft to eat but I just hate to toss them out. At least now I won’t feel so wasteful when my family leaves me hanging.
I so need to do this. We have 2 cats and sometimes they can stink up the house, so this is perfect!
I LOVE these stovetop simmer pots!! I just did one with cranberries and orange, but this one looks so fresh and yummy. I can almost smell it through your pictures!
I love this idea for a nice seasonal freshen up, and all of the fresh ingredients you are using. It looks good enough to eat.
I have seen so many of these simmer pots lately, and I remember my granny doing this when I was a kid on the stove, and I used to love it and the memories it evokes.
Amber we have 3 so I feel your kitty issues, LOL! I have people come into my house all the time even when weee had 5 and they could not tell I had any cats at all until they appeared, stalked them, as they do.
The cranberries are so pretty in the simmer pots but I will say I can not really notice a remarkable scent with them which I find incredibly odd. I guess the other items just overpower them.
I always love these! They smell so good!
This is such a wonderful way to freshen up the home with natural ingredients. Perfect scents for the holiday season.
They really do, I was outside the other day and could even smell the freshness floating on the breeze from my vents, lol! I thought well now the whole neighborhood can enjoy it too.
I completely agree and the natural part is what is so appealing verses all of the chemicals we tend to put into our homes these days.
What an amazing memory to have those are the best.
I agree the fresh and organic part of this is very appealing to me these days. Not only do we use an in house, UV air ionizer which we installed on our HVAC prior to the pandemic, to keep our home clean and germ free. We are big proponents of making sure our home keeps a clean and organic vibe with fewer carcinogens and toxins in use.
This is such a good idea to add a fresh season scent into your home, like the way real estate agents bake cookies to sell homes, at open house.
Love this home fresh up idea for the drab winter months, and what a great way to save money and use up the fruit bowl that goes begging, which we all know happens in January with those resolutions.
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