Welcome to Appalachia's Homestead! We are so glad you have joined us on our special journey. This blog is about how a suburban family left it all behind in order to homeschool and homestead in Appalachia. Learn how to begin homesteading and acquire vital skills. So, come along with us as we return to days gone by!
The fall season is upon us and there is no better way to invite it than to have your home smell like you have been baking all day long! The best and most natural way is to do exactly as your great grandmother did... simmer these items on your stove top! We love to let these simmer on top of our wood stove during the cold months. It is so easy to do and you can mix and match so many natural items to achieve the perfect scent you will enjoy! Below are 5 basic recipes I know you are just going to love!
First:Get into the habit of saving (rather than composting) your orange, lemon, and lime peels and apple or pear skins.
Instructions: Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the ingredients from your favorite recipe, continue to boil for a few minutes, then turn the heat down to simmer. Add water as needed, usually every 30 minutes or so.
Peel from 1 lemon
Peel from 1 orange
2 bay leaves
3 cinnamon sticks
2 Tablespoons whole cloves