Monday, July 27, 2009

A Primitive Journey's Orange and Clove Pomanders

(photo courtesy of APrimitive Journey's Blog)
As you all know, I love to blog hop and find really neat ideas and things from other people that I think are worth a good meantion. I also use them as a reference for myself as well as for all of us. I hopped on over to A Primitive Journey's Blog for a bit this evening and found this cute recipe/idea. Orange and Clove Pomanders. I have always wanted to try these! So here is her recipe almost word for word... Go check out her blog by clicking the links above!!
6 oranges (or lemons)
whole cloves
decorative ribbon
The Spice Mix
4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons ground cloves
2 tablespoons ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons ground allspice
1/4 cup orrisroot powder (as preservative)
1 Combine the spice mix ingredients.
2 Wash oranges.
3 Insert cloves into oranges in a decorative pattern (stripes, swirls, whatever strikes your fancy!).
4 Roll cloved oranges in the spice mixture within 24 hours and set in a warm place to dry, turning fruit daily.
5 Drying takes from two weeks to possibly a month.
6 Pomanders are completely dry when they are hard.
7 Remove pomanders from the spice mix, dust off a little, and tie with decorative ribbons. Set out in a bowl, or you can use as Christmas ornaments.
(I do not take credit for the photo as well as the recipe/directions. These items belong to A Primitive Journey's Blog. Please give her a visit.)

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