Fall Hygge Style

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Last year I was watching a show talk about this new trending word ” hygge.” Some pronounce it hoo-ga well others say it’s hue-guh. Either way you say it, it’s the Danish word for all things cozy! Curious about it I decided to do some research and learned that it’s a whole culture surrounding relaxation rooted in nostalgia, indulgence and comfort. It’s something that’s meant to be felt and have that at home touch often, involving family and friends. Recently with the changing of weather I thought to myself there’s no better time to prepare a hygge atmosphere then now. I love fall scents they remind me of home (spices, pumpkin) so they were the first thing I wanted to incorporate into creating a hygge atmosphere. I’m into healthier natural smelling scents so I decided to make a simmer pot. This was my first time trying this and it turned out better than I could have imagined. I just thought of smells I like that would pair well together and came up with this.

Cranberry Orange Spice Simmer Pot

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Ingredients 

1/3 of a cup of whole cloves ( I really like cloves)

2 oranges

cinnamon sticks (2-3)

cranberries 3/4 cup

a couple of sprigs of rosemary

water

4 quart pot

Prepare oranges. Peel and safe skins. Take 1 and a half oranges and cut each wedge into 3rds. Reserve 1/2 an orange for squeezing juice. Throw everything into a 4 quart pot.Squeeze remaining 1/2 orange over it all and add water at least half way or more. Then turn pot on low and stir. Let it simmer all day or for a couple of hours occasionally stirring and the essence it creates is simply delightful. If the water evaporates just add more. Also, I found that these specific ingredients if refrigerated after cooling last for days. After I made this batch I went away for a couple of days and when I can back I popped it back on the stove with more water and it was as good as new.

 

I’m also using Wax and Wool candles this fall season. These soy candles are made by a local merchant in small hand poured batches. Right now their featured scents for the fall are cinnamon chai, pumpkin spice and brown sugar & fig. These candles come in really cool amber and mason apothecary jars. I highly suggest checking them out!

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4 comments

  1. abbeycoseattle · October 16

    In the fall and winter I think mulled wine is perfect because it gives you all those cinnamon/spice scents!

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    • Nicole · October 16

      I’ve never had it but it sounds wonderful!I’m going to look into for sure!Do you have a recommendation for what specific wine to use?

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      • abbeycoseattle · October 16

        Do you live in Washington? There is a winery in Leavenworth called Pasek Cellars that we visit in the winter… they make berry/dessert kinds of wines but they also well a mulling spice. Here is the link, its at the bottom of the page! It can be a little sweet for me so I usually use half the pack for one batch when I make it.

        https://www.wineweb.com/scripts/secure/order.cfm/pasekcellars

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        • Nicole · October 17

          Yes I do! That sounds awesome. Thanks so much. I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

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