Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Brew

It's Christmas already--since I'm heading off to Queensland for a few days today, the preparation time is practically over. I had grand plans for making things for my friends, but the reality has been rather more limited. What I did manage was a big batch of Christmas pot pourri. It's been fun watching people sniff appreciatively and try to work out the ingredients:
  • rose petals from my garden before the weeds took over
  • rosemary, also from my garden--it's the only plant that's really thriving at the moment
  • orange peel
  • lavender oil
  • cloves
  • cinnamon bark
  • green cardamom
  • star anise
  • oris root powder as a "fixative"

Sorry, the blog doesn't come with a smell widget, but try to imagine the scent in my sewing room where I've been assembling the sachets!


Dee said...

mmmm trying very hard to sniff and to imagine the scents. where is that smelling widget when it is needed? :) counting down till you arrive...

Vireya said...

I can testify that the real thing smells great!