Potpourri for simmering

Yield: 1 Portion

Measure Ingredient
(For fragrance only)
4 Oranges
4 Tangerines
4 Lemons
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

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