​ Smells like Christmas!

Make your house smell like Christmas with the recipe below!!

P.S. To add more Christmas smell into your house bake Christmas cookies!



Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 ½ Cups fresh cranberries

3 tangerines, halved

3 whole cinnamon sticks

2 star anise (optional) gives a strong black licorice smell

1 teaspoon whole cloves

1 inch piece fresh ginger

1 vanilla bean+ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 small branch fresh pine

1 cup apple cider, pomegranate or cranberry juice



Combine all the ingredients in a medium size saucepot. Fill the pot with water until it reaches ¾ the way full. Place the pot on the stove and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, adding more water as needed. Let it simmer for close to 4 hours and then let it cool over night and simmer again the next day. Just be sure to keep adding more water.


By Roi Ioannou