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Scent of the Season: Stovetop Spiced Apple Cider

Scent of the Season: Stovetop Spiced Apple Cider

As a child in my household, come December, my first moment of morning wakefulness would be full of the tantalizing aroma of spiced apple cider. Though this concoction was potable, we rarely drank apple cider; instead, my mother simmered her stovetop spiced apple cider each day to fill our home with this pungent scent of the season. Spiced apple cider is an iconic fall and winter treat, and in our household it always reminds us that Christmas is near! The family recipe consists of readily available ingredients. Continue reading

Scent of the Season: Clove Oranges

Scent of the Season: Clove Oranges

The spicy and tangy aroma of clove oranges fills the air in my home every winter with this lovely scent of the season. My mother began the tradition when my brother and I were children. We would sit at the kitchen island in front of a pile of bright, fresh oranges and a bowl of cloves with Christmas carols playing over the stereo. The activity is fun, simple and a wonderful tradition for the family to enjoy. Continue reading