Anyone make these? I seem to remember some have posted about them in previous years. I've made them a number of times in previous years and just did some. Had looked at pics online and many people seem not to use many cloves altho I like to space them fairly close as I think they smell better and keep better that way.
Anyone have pics to post? Love to see how others display them as I'm still undecided about that.
Here's a pic of the first 5 with one more to make and could make even more altho 6 might be enough in a bowl. I will continue to roll them in cinnamon/clove mix for another few days as they dry. I don't use orris root powder as am allergic. I've found in the past they last long enough, in fact will for years if one chooses. I usually don't keep them that long!
My kitchen smells wonderful!
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Cloves act as a preservative. I have been making these for years, no photo sorry. Just poke the peel and insert cloves! Just let time dehydrate the interior of the oranges.
I LOVE the smell of the oranges as they dry with the cloves.
What a great old time project! I never used cinnamon. But I do put cinnamon, cloves and really any of the sweet spices I have and simmer on the stove to fill the house with those wonderful baking wintery scents! I just did that last week to rid the house of the polyurethane smell from working on our pull out trays.
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I have not rolled them in cinnamon before but it sounds like a wonderful idea.
I remember making those 50 years ago as a teen. But we (my mother and I) just filled the orange solid with cloves, no spaces in between. Never used any other ingredients,
In the winter, when I peel an orange or an apple I put it in a pan on the stove with spices and water and simmer. Mmmmmmmm, smells so good.
Some pretty designs here.
Incorporated into a centerpiece:
With their thin skins, clementines are ideal for transforming into these petite pomanders. Pencil various designs onto the fruit, then insert cloves. Heap in a burlap-lined bowl, and tuck in clippings from the Christmas tree.
Great idea for decorating and adding scents at the holidays. Do you find it hard to poke the cloves into the skin? Do you use a small punch tool first?
My Life, Love the idea of simmering the peels too.
Froo, Thanks for the links!
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I've been making them for years -- and do like you -- mine are pretty clove heavy and then I roll in the cinnamon mixture. I start in November, let them cure a bit and use them in bowls with greens for Christmas decor. After Christmas, I tie them in a piece of netting (for they are usually pretty dry) and then put them in drawers, etc.
I've had some for years!
I love doing them and I think they look Christmasy. I've never gotten into fancy patterns or such -- mine are pretty plain.
I'll see if I can find a pic!
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Just after I made them, still unrolled -- they're now in the bowl with greenery.
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