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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