Living on the 9th floor of an apartment building presents its problems...whenever someone on a floor below me cooks, we smell it. Sometimes that's great...sometimes I think they are making hoghead cheese...(for those of you who know that smell, you will know what I mean) Anyway, I came up with, what I call, "Suzis' Brew". I use it whenever I can't stand the smells coming in, or when the house just gets "stuffy". It's easy, cheap and I don't have to run around looking for candles.
So here is how I make it.
I use the smallest saucepan I have...I use an old one, because I have burned it a few times and man oh man, is it a pain to clean!!!!!
The basic recipe is:
Cloves (5 NO MORE OR THAT WILL BE ALL YOU SMELL)
At this point, you could actually drink it. It is like a Christmas Hot Toddy...Yummmmmy!!
Then, I add any juices left in our glasses. (DON'T DRINK IT ANYMORE UNLESS YOU ALREADY EXCHANGE BODILY FLUIDS...hee hee)
These can all be added fresh or whatever is leftover in a glass.
Sometimes, if I have oranges or lemons, I will add slices or just the rinds.
I keep this on the back of my stove and turn it on several times a day...
Be sure to start fresh every week..
Hope you enjoy my "Brew" as much as I do.
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