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Cozy Winter Dried Orange and Clove Simmering Potpourri Blend Recipe

This Yuletide season I made clove-spiked orange and star anise ornaments to hang in the kitchen window. I added cinnamon sticks to some, and placed a few in a dish with pods and pine cones. The delightful little stained glass disks are a lovely reminder of the sun that is returning at Yule.

Now it’s the end of January and they are so lovely that I just couldn’t throw them out! So I decided to reuse them as a base for my simmering potpourri blend. Not only does this smell outstanding, but it so lovely to behold. Oranges have an invigorating scent, perfect to energize you out of the winter doldrums.

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Egg Spinach Avocado Polenta Breakfast by livingbewitchingly.com
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Eggs with Mozzarella and Spinach, Avocado and Polenta Cakes

The recipe I came up with is based on the concept of avocado toast, (which we all love!) but minus the toast and replaced with the polenta cakes. This breakfast has 3 vegetable sources (spinach, avocado, corn), protein, herbs, and as a result some nice subtle flavor that pairs well with breakfast drinks such as coffee, orange juice or tea.

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