Fall Simmering Spices

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Want your house to smell amazing all season long? Throw on a pot of these Fall Simmering Spices and all your neighbors will come running over to see what’s cooking! All you need are some orange peels, vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks!


  • Peels from 1 large orange (or 3 small clementines)
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • optional: 2 star anise, freshly grated nutmeg, cardamom pods


  1. Add 6 cups of water to a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in all ingredients and let boil for 2 minutes
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and let simmer for as long as you like. Add 1/4 of water for each hour you leave simmering to ensure spices don’t burn.
  4. Enjoy the fabulous smell within 10 minutes!