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Friday, December 18, 2009

Pomanders



Is anyone still making Pomanders?





Pomanders have long been a Holiday tradition. They look and smell so festive. Making Pomanders is a perfect project for children.

Use a knitting needle or crochet hook to punch little holes into oranges, lemons or limes. Insert whole cloves into fruit. Cover the entire fruit or add only a few cloves. Either way, the spice-rich aroma will fill your house. A pretty ribbon tied around the middle, gives them an extra special holiday look.

Pomanders will keep for years if you toss them into a mixture of powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Turn pomanders often and make sure you have enough of the spice mixture to cover the fruit. In about two weeks your finished pomanders can be hung into closets or cupboards.
Gina

4 comments:

  1. I love pomanders, but last year's whole clove prices were astronomical!!! I wonder if they have decreased this year.

    Your house must smell so nice :)

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  2. Hi Barbara, I was very lucky a few years ago. A large Kitchen Supply wholesale place sold spices in very large bottles. I still have quite a few Cloves. Have you checked Costco? I don't know if they carry whole cloves. I do, however, know that they sell spices in large containers.

    Gina

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  3. Ciao, Gina! I don't know why, I posted a few days ago a comment but it did not come up -- on the Urn post, I think. IN any event, I am so happy to finally have gotten you hooked up onto my blog and I am sorry it took so long. I am working like crazy and love all your creative ideas. I send lots of hugs and kisses to you both, thank you so much for the card, it made my day, and I will email you very soon.

    Happy Holidays to you both, you lovely people

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  4. Ciao, Diana! How nice to hear from you! We so enjoyed staying with you at the Baur B&B. Our Italy trip was special because of you. . . the truffel festival in Alba, and the special and fantastic Sunday family Dinner in that quaint little town, all enjoyed because of your recommendations.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. And, please give Max a great big hug.

    Gina

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