( Cinnamon Sticks Print by butterflyfood )
When it's rainy and cold outside, I like for the inside of my cottage to smell warm and cozy. Usually there's the odor of baked goods, bubbling soup or (if it's morning) a percolating pot of coffee wafting through my abode. But sometimes if I'm just home relaxing for the night and feeling slothish, I take a shortcut. (This trick is great also if you're having company over and want to give your home a welcoming air.)
- Take a medium-sized pot of water, place 3-4 cinnamon sticks in it.
- Place on stove and boil uncovered for approximately 30 minutes.
- Turn stove off and allow pot to cool.
(* As the water boils, the cinnamon scent will be emitted and disperse through the air.)