Christmas Simmering potpourri: Simple and great smelling. 3 cinnamon sticks; 3 bay leaves; 1/4 cup whole cloves; 1 teaspoon ground cloves; 2 lemon slices, fresh, dried or 2 tablespoons dried lemon peel; 2 tablespoons orange peel or dried orange peel; 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Mix all ingredients in medium saucepan with 1 quarter water. Simmer on low heat. Add more water as needed.
Stove-top potpourri kits. Cute neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 c cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a bit of grated nutmeg. Instructions: "Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed."
Ginger Citrus Simmering Spices~T~ This is a great gift for fall and winter. Dried orange slices, ginger root chunks, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and whole allspice. The house will smell wonderful with this simmering on the stove.