Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

It is officially fall. The weather is slightly turning with a present chill during some evenings. Not as evident when you live in sunny south Florida--but- if you close your eyes and open your spirit to the new season it will come. 
Fall reminds me of family, the desire to be together and share memories. I want to smell pumpkin spice and wrap my fingers around a warm cup of tea. I hear the leaves whistle a new song outside my window---a gentle and calming lullaby that begs to come in my home. It is easy to forget the beauty of life while running the race that keeps up moving forward. Although, I too am caught breathless--today is different-- I chose to stop and with arms wide open I welcome this familiar orange into my life...

Brew the scent of Autumn: 

In a medium size saucepan add the following ingredients and let it simmer:

  • The peel of 1 orange
  • Cut up 1 apple (leave skin on)
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tablespoon of  cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon of Almond essential oil ( or extract)
  • 1.5 Cup of water 

Let the mixer simmer while letter the aroma fill the air. You may also save the mixer in the fridge and re-use.  

Happy Fall!! 

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