Sweet Smells of Christmas

  • 2 T. whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 handful pine needles
  • 1-2 pieces orange or lemon rind
  • 2 c. water

Put all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer all day if you wish. Add water and refrigerate and reuse.

  • Yields: 1 batch potpourri
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes plus simmering time
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