Do you use a simmer pot at home? I know the craze seems to be essential oil diffusers and wax melt pots but there’s something old school about a pot of fresh ingredients simmering on the stove and sending that beautiful scent through your home. The other thing I love about simmer pots is that you don’t have to commit too much time and money to one particular scent; I can pick and choose combinations based on my mood or the season and they really make the house smell absolutely divine! The bonus is that you know exactly what it is that you’re releasing into the air you and your family breathe.
Since spring has finally sprung, I’ve welcomed it with open arms! I’ve just finished y my first, full-fledged Utah winter and as much as I love the snow, I’m so ready for some warmth and sunshine. So what better way to bring in spring than to bring it’s aroma into your home?
We don’t have a garden since we’re in an apartment so I can’t really grow fresh flowers to feed my sensory yearnings so I was thinking of an alternative way to invite spring into our home. (I was also thinking about what I had in the house to use since I wanted this simmer pot now!)
So I thought hard about what spring means to me. Spring is a time for new beginnings, for renewal, for a fresh take on life. So what does that equate to?
Limes. It equates to limes.
We had just cooked Cafe Rio Pulled pork and had a nice little stockpile of limes leftover and I knew they would make the perfect base for this vibrant simmer pot.
With the addition of some rosemary and a hint of honey, (plus some vanilla extract if you have it on hand) you’ll have spring in a simmer pot in no time! Enjoy!
- 1 wedge of lime
- 1 sprig rosemary
- ½ teaspoon of honey
- splash of vanilla extract (optional - I add a splash in the initial simmer pot but I don't add more each time I refill the water; that stuffs expensive!)
- Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and fill with water.
- Place on low heat. You want it to simmer, not boil.
- Be sure to set a timer every half hour to fourty minutes so you can refill the water as it evaporates.
**You do not want burnt limes. I may or may not be talking from experience..**
What are some of your favourite simmer pot combinations?
Let me know in the comments section!
Did you make this simmer pot? Take a photo and hashtag it #FUNSIZEAUSSIE
I’d love to see how yours turns out!