Transform theheavenly aroma of our country store to your home for the holidays. It’s easy to mix up a batch of dry or simmering Bella Viva Potpourris to fill your home with airy notes of Oranges, Lemons, Apples and warm winter spices. These blends are sure to delight your family and visitors alike!
For Bella Viva Orchards Dry Potpourri, grab a large bowl and add 4 Dried Orange Slices, 4 Dried Lemon Slices, 6 Dried Tart Apple Slices, 8 whole cinnamon sticks, ¼ cup whole cloves, ¼ cup whole allspice, 2 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg, 5 bay leaves and 7 or 8 small pine cones. Once you’ve mixed ‘em up, display in a pretty bowl or pack in decorative jar to give to your friends and the kids’ teachers. Easy, right!?
Simmering on the stovetop or in a slow cooker brings out the best in our Dried Fruits! For Bella Viva Orchards Simmering Potpourri, get out your slow cooker (or a durable pot) and add 3 Dried Orange Slices, 3 Dried Tart Apple Slices, 5 bay leaves, 5 whole cinnamon sticks, 1 tablespoon whole cloves, 1 teaspoon whole allspice, ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, 1 generous sprig of fresh rosemary and about 8 cups of water. If using a slow cooker, bring the mixture to a simmer using the HIGH setting with the lid on, then take the lid off simmer joyously for hours. If using a pot, bring the mixture to a simmer on MEDIUM-HIGH heat and reduce to LOW for a long-lasting simmer. When the liquid reduces, add more water as needed. This Simmering Potpourri will release a beautiful fragrance for hours. You can even turn the heat off and reheat later with more water to stretch out the festive aromas! Make extra Simmering Potpourri and put in pretty jars with ribbons to give as gifts. Super easy, wouldn’t you say?