17 October 2011

Ginger Citrus Simmering Spices

If you liked my Spiced Cider Simmering Spices recipe, then you might like this one too: Ginger Citrus Simmering Spices. It's easy to make and will make a great addition to your Primitive Recipes. (Note: this is not a beverage...it's like potpourri and is only meant to be enjoyed as a way to scent your home.)

Ginger Citrus Simmering Spices
These make the perfect Primitive Gifts, great as hostess gifts or just something to surprise a friend.

  • Dried Orange Slices
  • Ginger Root chunks
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Whole Cloves
  • Whole Allspice
You will also need your choice of Mason Jars and some raffia for the jar lid.

You don't need any precise measurements for this recipe. It's really just about layering each of the ingredients until you get to the top. I always start with 3-4 orange slices, then add a few pieces of ginger root, then the cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice. I also add either a hangtag to the back, or a sticker to the bottom with directions for simmering. They can be added to a simmering potpourri pot, or to an old pot on the stovetop. Notice I don't add any fragrance oil to this recipe; it's all natural so it can't hurt the pan used for simmering. The ingredients just need to be covered with water and simmer on low--remembering to always check the water level! The smell is fabulous. Perfect for fall.

Note: I don't dry my own orange slices. I buy all my ingredients from suppliers listed on my Primitive Crafting Supplies page.

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1 comment:

  1. I make my own sliced oranges. Just buy regular navel oranges, slices them and put them on a cookie sheet. Brush with lemon juice if you want and let them slowly dry in the oven at lowest setting.
    I use them to make Christmas tree ornaments. When they are dry I add beads, glitter, etc. and the light shining through them looks beautiful!


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