Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stove Top Orange Cinnamon Potpourri

I love it when my kitchen smells like something yummy is baking.
Some days baking something isn't in the plans but I still want that cozy smell.
Here's my new go-to solution!
The next time you peel an orange to eat save the peels!
Throw the peels, a good shake of cinnamon and a good amount of water into a saucepan.
Put it on the back of your stove away from little hands on the lowest heat possible.
Your kitchen will soon start to smell like you're baking something fabulous!
Just make sure to replenish the water if need be.
I left my little brew bubbling for a few hours this morning.
It continued to smell well into the afternoon even after I had turned the stove off.
You could definitely throw in some other spices and fruits to mix up the scent.
Have you ever done this before and if so what all was in your mix?


  1. LOVE, LOVE this idea! I also love to just simmer cinnamon stisck on the stove as well, especially at Christmas time.

  2. I LOVE TO DO THIS!!!!! My combo is orange slices, whole or peel, apple slices, a stick of cinnamon, some all spice and clove. YUMMY!!!!! I just keep adding water...it seems to last a few days! mmmmmm!!!!!!!!

  3. yum! this sounds delicious! I think I'll be making some of this for some of our holiday parties!

  4. I just did something similar and we loved it! I used an orange, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise.

  5. This is a great idea - I think I will give it a go! Thanks :)

  6. I have cinnamon sticks and whole cloves simmering right now. Smells wonderful! Becca :)

  7. Great idea Ashley!!! Did you get an email from me or o am loosing my mind!?? You know how that preggo brain works!!!

  8. Ooh my mom used to do this when I was little. Such a great (and cheap) idea!

    The Mrs. and The Momma

  9. mmm I love making homemade applesauce for the same reason :) I just toss it in the crockpot and the house smells delicious for days!