A Christmas Potpourri - Victoria Magazine Recipe
3 cup fresh juniper sprigs with berries
2 cup red rosebuds
1 cup bay leaves
1/4 cup cinnamon chips
2 tbsp cloves
10 drops rose oil
3 drops pine oil
6 drops cinnamon oil
1 tbsp orrisroot chips
5 whole dried rose blossoms
3 three-inch cinnamon sticks
20 assorted pinecones, painted gold
Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and
cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the
orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed
container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the
potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon
sticks on top.
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