Christmas season. I just love it; always have, always will. And now, I have my own house and I want it to smell so good. I bought a Febreeze Air Effcts Air Freshner Apple Spice & Delight, that it actually smells so good, but the smell won’t last.
So, I started looking on Pinterest for a DIY Christmas potpuorri and found one recipe that sounded so good to me on Make it Do blog, called “The Smells of the Season”. So I wrote down the recipe, and went to look for the ingredients. I already had all of them in my kitchen, except for the fresh cranberries. Here, in the North of Mexico, it’s difficult to find fresh cranberries. You can find almost everywere dry dranberries, but fresh are more difficult to find. I started looking for them in different stores, asking people, and finally, asking on Facebook. Walmart Mexico replied and told me they had, so I went to buy them and here it is. the final product. I hope you enjoy it and try it too. It’s real good.
So, you need:
- 200 gr (6 oz) fresh cranberries
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 orange
- 10 whole cloves
Cut the orange in quarts.
Cut or crush the cinnamon.
The original recipe calls for a tablespoon of cloves. Please don’t ask me why I used only 10 cloves! Please don’t, because I DON’T KNOW WHY. I will add more tonight.
Place everything in a pot and cover with water. Leave on the stove top, on the lowest heat, and stir occasionally. Your home will start smelling so delicious. My mom came to visit and she was like “Oh, it’s smells delicious” and then I took her to the kitchen and show her the potpourri and she was like “Why don’t you make a marmalade instead?” LOL. Anyways, the smell is delicious. And maybe I will make a marmalade. I will just add sugar and a lot of stirring, right? Let me think about it, because I’ve been thinking on doing one Mango, Ginger and Mint marmalade.
According to the other blog instructions, you should never leave the pot withouth water, so if you see that it’s drying, add more water. I will turn it up every day from here to mid-January (the blog says it lasts several weeks). I love the smell! My husband loved it too, and he also thought I was cooking marmalade. LOL. Beautiful smell. So peaceful, full of joy and a constant remember of Christmas season. I just love it.