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Tuesday Tip: Fill home with scents of season

FARGO - Home can be a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season. Inspire a peaceful atmosphere by simmering nostalgic aromas in a pot on your stove or in a slow cooker. The concoction also acts as a natural humidifier by adding moisture to the air. Begin by filling a saucepan, stock pot or slow cooker 2/3 full with water. Add one orange cut into slices, three cinnamon sticks and two tablespoons of whole cloves. Simmer on low and add water as needed. Experiment with other combinations of fruits, herbs and spices. Some to try:

  • Lemons
  • Grapefruit
  • Cranberries
  • Apples
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Bay leaves
  • Anise
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
Heidi Tetzman

Heidi Tetzman Roepke is Assistant Features Editor at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. She can be reached at (701) 241-5544.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to