Friday, May 28, 2021

Stovetop Potpourri * summer edition!*

Hello Friends! Happy Friday! 

I learned something this week.  I learned that stovetop potpourri is not just for the fall & winter! Turns out it's amazing in the warmer months too!  Go figure! 

I got addicted to doing this last Christmas.  I would simmer oranges, apples, cranberries, and rosemary everyday on my little stove.  It would fill my kitchen with the sweetest holiday aroma.  Well...the other day I was on Instagram and I saw someone mention a "summer edition" and that got me thinking.  
I quickly turned to Pinterest, where all the good ideas live! 

Viola!  Why I never thought of this before is beyond me! : ) 

If you want to fill your home with the sweetest, freshest, mostly lovely aroma, do this: 

2 sliced lemons
a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2-3 cinnamon sticks
2-3 cups of water

Bring all to a boil and simmer on low.  Add water as need! 

After a string of 90 degree days, today's its dropped back down to the 50's.  The a/c is off and I have all the windows open again.  It's a bit cool, just the way I like it.  I have my pot simmering and I couldn't be happier it's a holiday weekend.  We don't have much planned and to be truthful, that's just the way I like it.  Next week will be busy with John's graduation so this weekend I'm looking forward to getting some books at the library (which is now open!) putting my feet up, and having some peace and relaxation.   I will be simmering potpourri all weekend.  I saw another recipe that has limes in it and I'm anxious to try that one as well : ) 

Have a happy weekend friends!! xo