Nov 27, 2007

We are getting ready for Christmas

Fruit pomanders




lots of whole cloves

With either the clove or a tiny pin, insert clove into the fruit, working one area and expanding out, try to cover the fruits skin or peel entirely. Finish the whole fruit in less than 2 days or rotting can occur. When you are finished, roll it in ground cinnamon and/or orris root, shaking off the excess. The fruit will dry naturally, *don't drop the fruit as you are working in the cloves...we learned this through sweet King Meemer (4)...his apple got a bit softer after the 'bounce.'

Mmmmm, it smells just like home to me. I have many fond memories of sitting at the kitchen table with me mum, making glorious pomanders. A sure sign that Christmas is on its way!

Enjoy your pomanders, as they gently fragrance your room-and let your fingers rejoice at a job well done!


KOSTAS said...

What they make the children is very good.
In the children this will remain for always in memory their, and when they grow and see or smell cinnamon, they remember, and their heart it will strike hard and the recollections they will flood their brain, very simple, beautiful, heat, familial moments.

Expat Mom said...

I´m going to try again this year, I hadn´t thought of making them with apples, thanks for the idea!

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Penless Thoughts said...

Cute!! Loved the picture with all the hands in the bowl.

javamamma said...

Mmmmm, I bet those smell yummy!

Dionna said...

I would love to see what a finished one looks like!

Sondra said...

Oh, I smell it now! Smells like Christmas. I remember how we used to make those when I was a child. We also made the yarn briads with the cinnamon sticks.
Brings back memories.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how the photo and their smiling little faces!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the fruit pomander recipe-your little ones looked like they were having a lot of fun! As a homeschooling mom, I can really use some new ideas on Christmas projects and the fruit pomander's are just right for them. I just saw your message on Sturbridge village. Isn't it a wonderful place to take our children? So real and historic. We went down on "Homeschooling Day". We want to go back for the next 2 Homeschooling Days. My family just has the best time in the village. Blessings, Rose Come and visit for my Live Well Wednesday post.

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love them, Kimmie. They look so festive and you kids look adorable making them.

As for the eggnog, no. There's no alcohol in it but it tastes like there is some. Not overpowering, mind you. Just delicious. That's why the kiddies can enjoy it (and think they're getting away with something.)


Elise said...

What a wonderful idea! I've done this before, but only put in maybe a dozen, not covered, and didn't roll them in cinnamon...mmmmmm! I can smell it already! :)

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