Natural Thanksgiving House Perfume…D.I.Y.

Recipe for Home Perfume

What you will need is:

Peels from one fresh apple
Peels from fresh orange
4 anise
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon of dried cloves
1 teaspoon of All Spice
4 cups of water

Sprinkle all in a small saucepan and on a low boil on the stove top.
Your home will smell AMAZING and if your house has bad breath it will help the air smell better.

Thanksgiving is days away…gather up and buy the above in these recipes and perfume and cook away.
Enjoy it throughout the holidays!Not just for this week.cinnamon photo 11-2014

Warm and oh so cozy …Spiced Wine

I love to entertain, kiss and cook! This week and or weekend why not whip up this recipe for a warm wine brew?

1 Liter of red wine

A little bit under a  1/2 cup of sugar

4 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon of organic honey

Warm all of the above on the stove top. Bring to a bit of a boil, strain  and pour in mugs.

I first tasted this in my travels to Italy…in cool or cold weather or when I entertain this is one of my warm and cozy recipes. Another version can be to add a dash of nutmeg and some lemon or orange peel. Either recipe it is delicious.

It’s a wonderful life! SIP!

Simmering Stove Top potpourri

Day 3 of my  week worth of gift ideas or stocking stuffers…you can make yourself!

Simmering Stove Top Potpourri

1/4 cup of cloves

1/4 cup of star anise ( I find that the Asian grocery stores have it at the best price)

6 Cinnamon sticks or sprinkle in some cinnamon powder

3 Bay leafs

Add a few sprinkles of pine or cinnamon oil if you can find it for a more delightful scent. 

Stir all of the above together in a bowl.

Fill in a  unique jar (you can find some great ones at surplus stores)

 Place a bow or ribbon on it and ready,set, give~

*GREAT gift to make your home smell Holiday delicious! 

Don’t forget to make one for you…