This time of the year, one of the fruits that we find ourselves eating, is naval oranges.
Personally, I think orange slices, with a touch of sugar, make the perfect dessert or snack.
Instead of throwing the orange peels away, I put them in a small pan on the stovetop, with at least 1 cup or more, of water.
I add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon(or some cinnamon sticks) and 1 teaspoon of allspice.
If I have some overly ripe apples, I cut them up in chunks and add them too. I simmer this mixture, at low to medium heat, adding extra water as needed, for a hour or so.
The aroma that fills my kitchen, with this mixture, smells so good!
It's spicy, warm, sweet aroma fills the rooms.
I set a timer so that I don't forget to turn off the burner, because at times my memory isn't the best.
Especially over the Fall and Winter seasons, it offers a fragrant welcome to your home.
I found this picture lately, and thought it looked like a cozy cabin. I can imagine walking into it, sitting by it's roaring fire, and smelling the aroma of the above mixture filling the room.
Just me, dreaming on this cool, rainy evening. Hope you are staying warm and dry.