Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sniff the air for cozy smells: smell of flowers, fire, and food.... ~ Mary Ann Hoberman


Especially in the fall and winter, I tend to keep a soup pot filled with water and spices simmering on the stove. In our tiny studio apartment, even the space heater can quickly make the room too warm, and the old radiator is almost out of the question, as it makes the apartment unbearably hot so quickly. The "cinnamon water," though, is just right, and it makes our little home smell so good. Having had colds the past couple of weeks has meant that we've treated ourselves to oranges more often than usual, so all the peels have made it into our water, as well.  So cozy. 

5 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Hope you are both feeling much better soonly! I'm sure the pot of spices and citrus will aid in your healing.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Lisa said...

I have never done that - I'll have to try it!

Val said...

Thank you, FlowerLady. We both feel pretty good now, but I still get a sore throat off and on all this week, and Mike's nose is still running. This is just a cold that's taking awhile to go away. But it's not a flu or anything worse, so I'm grateful.

And yes, Lisa, you'd love it. It's so cozy, and you can try all kinds of spices and scents. Even a tea bag thrown into the water would likely work for the scent. :)

The Favorite Things Guy said...

I actually tried this, and it makes your kitchen smell WONDERFUL!

Val said...

Yep. :)