create a cozy fall aroma simmer pot
An Autumn simmer pot may be in order if you are having a hard time saying goodbye to Summer. There are so many combinations of ingredients you can add to your pot to create a cozy, Fall aroma. Simmering fruits, peels, and spices on the stove will have your house smelling so darn good and will help you get into the seasonal mood without having to burn candles with synthetic oils.
The first thing I like to add to my pot is a mulling spice blend mix made up of cloves, orange peel, and cinnamon like this one. To that I like to add some apple slices, juniper berries, and star anise. I put all of the ingredients into a small stainless steel pot, bring to an *almost* boil and then turn down to simmer. The spices will release their magical aroma steam and your house will smell divine! Make sure to keep an eye on your pot's water level and add more water as needed.
You can definitely get creative with your ingredients. Some things you may add to your simmer pot: Vanilla Pod (cut just a small piece), dried cranberries, peel from any citrus you have on hand, bay leaf, allspice, nutmeg, white pine needles, or pumpkin pie spice. It's a good idea to keep some of these spices in your cabinet just for this occasion.
If you don't have the ingredients or want to keep it simple, the spice mix I mentioned above or these hot mulled cider tea bags will do the trick. You can also drink these two options.
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