The holidays are a time for creating warm, inviting atmospheres in our homes, and one way to infuse your space with a festive fragrance is by using a holiday simmer pot. This recipe combines freeze-dried cranberries, oranges, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks for a delightful and aromatic blend that will fill your home with the scents of the season. The best part? You can create this holiday magic in minutes, thanks to the wonders of freeze-dried ingredients.
1/4 cup freeze-dried cranberries
3-4 freeze-dried orange slices
3-4 freeze- dried apple slices
2-3 sprigs of freeze-dried rosemary
2-3 cinnamon sticks
4 cups of water
Prepare Your Freeze-Dried Ingredients:
Before you begin, ensure your freeze-dried cranberries, orange slices, apple slices and rosemary are ready to use. You can gently break the rosemary into smaller pieces for easier distribution.
Combine Ingredients in a Pot:
In a medium-sized pot, add the freeze-dried cranberries, freeze-dried orange slices, freeze-dried rosemary, and cinnamon sticks.
Pour 4 cups of water into the pot. The water will help rehydrate and release the fragrances of the freeze-dried ingredients as it simmers.
Heat the Simmer Pot:
Place the pot on your stovetop over low to medium heat. Allow the ingredients to come to a gentle simmer.
Enjoy the Aroma:
As the pot simmers, the holiday scents will begin to fill your home. The cranberries, oranges, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks will release their fragrances, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Add Water as Needed:
Keep an eye on the pot, and if the water level becomes low, add more water as necessary to prevent it from boiling dry. This will ensure that your simmer pot continues to emit its delightful fragrance.
Refresh the Pot:
You can use the same simmer pot for multiple days. Simply add more water and reheat it to refresh the scent. You can do this as often as you like throughout the holiday season.
This holiday season, fill your home with the heartwarming scents of the holidays using a freeze-dried simmer pot. With freeze-dried cranberries, oranges, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks, you can easily create a delightful aroma that welcomes family and friends with open arms. Enjoy the beauty of the season, one scent at a time.