A girlfriend tipped me off on this easy trick to make your place smell all kinds of cozy and inviting for the season: a holiday simmer pot! At first I thought well that’s just too fancy for my style… but actually it’s super simple–just throw any extra herbs and sliced fruits in a pot and let them simmer on low. If you know guests are coming over or if you just want the place to smell extra cozy while you’re home and hanging around the house, this has been getting me into the pre-Thanksgiving spirit. (Just don’t forget you have the burner on, which I’ve been known to do!) The darker daylight savings evenings have also given me the excuse to light all of the candles around our house, live in these cozy cashmere sweatpants and cook my favorite fall recipes. Roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes drizzled with coconut oil have been making the weekly dinner rotation.
Fall Simmer Pot | slice apples, oranges, lemons (anything you have on hand). add herbs + cinnamon + cloves … simmer on low heat
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