Well I was suppose to be doing a fall nature sketch, but my mind always wanders back to cooking. I am really allergic to perfume. It makes me sad I can not have those yummy, scented candles in my home. So I am always looking for interesting alternatives. I love these stove-top simmer. They smell delish, can be reused and use things I always have around my house. I did want to say, it probably does not sound very frugal to you to use vanilla beans. They are a precious commodity. But where I buy mine is such a good deal, I usually buy like 30 at a time (read about it in the link above). So I can afford to use a vanilla bean in a simmer xoxoxoxox
Apple & Vanilla Stove-Top Simmer
In a sauce pan, set 1 sliced apple, 1 vanilla bean, 1 TBS. fresh ground nutmeg. Cover with water and simmer for 1/2 hour.
Orange & Ginger Stove-Top Simmer
In a sauce pan, set 1 sliced orange, 4 whole coriander's, 2 thick slices of fresh ginger. Cover with water and simmer of 1/2 hour.
*Both of these can be strained, saved in fridge and re-simmer.