2 tablespoons whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
4 bay leaves
1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
2 drops of red food Coloring
In a small sauce pan, add orange and lemon slices to dry mixture of spices with 4 cups of water. Simmer on low to release the fragrance.
IF you simmer it for a few hours, you will need to add more water occasionally so it doesn't boil dry. Store in refrigerator when not in use, to prevent molding. It can be simmered over and over again! Always add more water to equal 4 cups before each use.
TO GIVE AS A GIFT: put ingredients in a quart-sized decorative jar. Add enough water to fill jar. Close securely and give with a small gift tag explaining how to use it.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT FOR CONSUMPTION.
Prep. time: 5 minutes
Ready in 0 minutes
Yield one 1 Quart Jar
Author: Chef Allan Arkin
This makes an excellent gift. Make sure you make some for yourself too because it really smells wonderful. Please note, you need to
use whole cloves. Ground cloves are much stronger and will definitely overwhelm the other scents. If you are not a fan of cloves,
feel free to leave them out entirely.