One of my very “favoritest” things to do at Christmas is keep potpourri on the stove. (This occasionally has bad consequences, as when I left it on the stove all night a couple days ago, and it took me 15 minutes with a copper scrubber to get it all out of my poor mistreated Revere Ware. But assuming you’re not showing signs of senility at 23 like I apparently am, this is a very fun little recipe.)
- 1/2 orange (or a whole orange — I just used a Clementine that was starting to get all wrinkled)
- 1/2 lemon (or lemon juice, if you don’t have lemons — can you tell I’m not planning ahead too well here?)
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- Some whole cloves
Simmer on low in a little pot on the stove, adding water as necessary every hour or two. It will last for a couple days if maintained.