Sunday, September 29, 2013

Autumn Scents:
2 cups water
3 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp whole cloves
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp ginger
add a few apple or orange slices, they will enhance the scent and be a pretty addition to the pan! Place all in a sauce pan and simmer. Keep an eye on the pan and as the water boils away, add more. Don't let it boil away or you'll have "burned autumn scent" throughout your house, and that's not nearly as pleasant. lol Enjoy the smell of autumn in your home!


  1. I don't know if you remember me or not, but I just came across your blog the other day. I've enjoyed browsing it and seeing what you've been up to. I was wondering about this Autumn Scents: how long can you keep it going? Can it sit overnight (off obviously) and start it up again the next day?

  2. I didn't know you got married! Congrats! When did you get married? I keep mine burning whenever I'm at home. It will last for awhile before it needs "updated." It's kinda like a tart burner, you refill when it no longer smells. Add more spices whenever it no longer smells when you turn it on. Try it out and let me know how it goes! Good luck! ;)

    1. Thanks for the information! :) We have a wood-burning stove to heat the kitchen and living room, so I made some of this up the other day and set it on the back of the stove, as I didn't want to have it running on my electric stove all day. It smelled wonderful! I have it in the fridge right now, as we don't run the stove every day unless it's super cold. So we'll see how it goes! And thanks for the congratulations. :) We were married last December, so we're coming up on our one year anniversary! :) If you're interested, you can check out my blog for wedding pictures and other posts about our life here in Romania. :)