Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Rites of Autumn -- The Pomanders

Another Rite of Autumn

The Pomanders

When daylight savings time ends, evenings seem to stretch on "forever"
To keep hands busy, I make pomanders
A bag of cheap oranges
A big sack of cloves
And an ice pick

Not cute patterns but good coverage is what I'm after
The house always smells amazing
of cloves and oranges

Once I'm done and have a bowlful,
I mix the spices
And the oranges are cured in the spice mixture

Once cured,
they go into net bags and are tucked in with the knickers and the nightgowns
They last "forever"

I still have one with Jim's T Shirts that's close to 10 years old!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Martha,
I always like those. You told us what to use to make them but how do you make them? Do you have to soak the oranges?
Happy Thursday!

Pat said...

As a young bride on the Prairie of Kansas,
I attended a Christmas Open house at Fort Riley, Kansas Officer's Quarters!!!
One of the decor items that really impressed me was the homemade orange pomanders!!!
One sweet Officer's Wife had them tie within the greenery along the staircase!!!
Her home smelled "heavenly"!!!
Thank you for sharing your Rites of Autumn!!!

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

I wanted to try to make some pomanders this year. Once you put the cloves in the oranges do you have to do anything else to them?