Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Smells of the Season

Happy Holidays!  So, Hanukkah began last night and I may be just one day late for some of you who had decided not to make the traditional potato latkes for fear of the everlasting smell they leave in your home.  I'm here to tell you it's not too late!  (To make them or get rid of that fried oder)

I feel like I have shared this secret with so many friends, clients and vendors over the past week, you should all know it.  While making up those latkes or after, fill a small pot with water and place it on the stove under medium low heat.  Add 2 cinnamon sticks and a quarter cup of cloves and let it simmer.  As the water evaporates, fee free to keep adding water to keep the sweet smell in the air.  Sometimes I throw this on even when I'm not cooking just to make the house smell nice- without artificial sprays :)

Since winter is time for citrus fruits, you can also throw in an orange, lemon or grapefruit to add a light aroma.  Thanks to my mom for this secret remedy that hopefully will benefit many this holiday season.