Sunday, March 4, 2012

{lemony, rosemary-ish, vanilla-y} scents of spring

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Don't know what the weather is like everywhere else on this big blue marble, but here in College Station, TX we've dialed up some weather for the ages. Pure perfection. It's currently 70ยบ with a cool breeze and not a cloud to be had. I had to throw open the windows and bring that gorgeous outside, indoors. While doing so I was reminded of a splendid idea I saw on Pinterest: lemon, rosemary, and vanilla spring fragrance. It's the ideal scent for a divine spring day ... smells good Good GOOD.

Ingredients (*no precise measurements ... just do whatever your heart desires)
Lemons (I used 2)
Rosemary (I snipped off 4)
Vanilla extract (I used 2 tsp.)

Just fill a small stock pot 2/3-full with water, and toss-in some cut up some lemons, rosemary sprigs, and vanilla. Simmer on your stovetop all day, adding more water as the level dips. You can use the same mixture for about two days.

Happy Spring, y'all!

(I know ... my rosemary is in desperate need of pruning ... I haven't touched it since last fall, and it's looking rather anemic. But it still does the trick)
Zoe, making her annual springtime debut outside (it's become something of a rite of passage for those kittens o' mine [Jaxson was feeling camera shy]), joined me outside for some rosemary cuttin'.

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