Yield: 1 Portion
|(For fragrance only)|
|24||(3-inch) cinnamon sticks, broken into 1-inch pieces|
|¼ cup||Whole cloves|
|¼ cup||Juniper berries|
|2 teaspoons||Ground nutmeg|
Remove zests (colored part only) from citrus with vegetable peeler.
Place on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in turned-off gas oven overnight, or until dry (the pilot light will dry them zest). If you have an electric oven, warm the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees, then turn off.
Combine all ingredients in an airtight container. Makes about 1½ cups. To simmer: Use ⅓ cup in a saucepan of water, and cook over low heat.
Minneapolis MN Star Tribune, December 14, 1994