One of the things I love most about autumn is simmer pots and potpourris. So, here is my latest favourite: grapefruit, fresh rosemary and vanilla. It’s ideal for those early fall days when the weather outside is not quite coolish yet, but you need a comforting yet refreshing scent to lift up your spirits and get you going throughout your week. This combo above has been simmering in my kitchen for the past two days and it’s still rocking my world! Hope you try it tonight.
Here is the full how to: fill a small cooking pot with 2 cups of warm water, 1-2 sprigs of rosemary, 2 teaspoons of good quality vanilla extract and the peel of a half grapefruit rind. That is it. (You can experiment with the ingredient quantities to your liking). Simmer throughout the day while adding a bit of water from time to time. Also, you can reuse this mix for up to three days and store it in the fridge overnight.
P.S: My other favourites: this fall potpourri and this winter simmer pot.
P.P.S Plus, this honey scented bathroom trick that I love.
(Photos by exPress-o. Mix inspired/adapted via Erin Boyle)