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Capturing Christmas Simmering Potpourri

Total Time

Prep: 5 min.

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  • 10 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 5 whole star anise
  • 3 slices fresh gingerroot
  • 3 pieces orange, lemon or lime peel
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)


  1. Place cloves, allspice, cardamom, star anise, ginger, orange peel and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Bring up corners of cloth; tie with a string to form a bag. Set aside.
    Fill Dutch oven or large stockpot two-thirds way full with water. Add spice bag. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, replenishing water as necessary.

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