Simmering Winter Thyme Potpourri

Warm up your home this winter with simmering potpourri. Make just one for you or batch to gift.

Download or Print the Simmer Winter Thyme Potpourri Bag Toppers


  • 8.5 x 11 inch white card stock
  • Scissors
  • 4 Small glassine bags
  • tape
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 medium apples
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


Preheat oven to 120 F degrees. Line two baking sheets with 2 layers of parchment paper. Set aside.

Slice oranges and apples into 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick slices. Layout slices on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 2 to 3 hours and let cool.

Fill each glassine bag with 1 cinnamon stick, 2 dried apples slices, and 2 dried orange slices. Print one sheet of bag toppers on card stock and cut out each.  Fold filled glassine bags and tape closed. Cover with bag toppers and tape to secure.

Follow the instructions on bag toppers to simmer.




Find more seasonal projects and recipes in Bittersweet Walnut Grove’s Winter Thyme Cookbook


Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Pro or Amateur Baker, sometimes you just run short of an important spice to try that new incredible recipe you’ve been drooling over!  Add this kitchen spice recipe to your arsenal! Make just enough Apple Pie Spice for your favorite recipes or create a large batch to share!

Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Homemade Apple Pie Spice


  • 1/4 ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. In small bowl combine all ingredients and stir well. Use immediately or pour into an airtight container to store.
  2. Yields: 1/2 cup

Find more seasonal recipes in Bittersweet Walnut Grove’s Cookbook Series


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