Thursday, December 3, 2020

Christmas Scents



One of my favorite Christmas activities in early December, when the cold weather has set in and thoughts are turning to decorating, are to make dried orange slices for hanging on the tree.
The aroma is intoxicatingly festive, and fills the house with the fresh smell of oranges.
If you desire you can sprinkle a few with a light dusting of cinnamon, not too heavy an amount as this tends to make the oranges darker.
When they are hung from the branches and the twinkling fairy lights shine through they remind of Nature's stained-glass.

 

Two or three Navel oranges.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
Prepare your pan with nonstick spray or a baking mat. ...
Slice oranges into 1/4″ slices or thinner. ... 
Pat dry with a paper towel.
Place oranges in a single layer on the prepared pan, ensuring they do not touch.
Bake for up to 6 hours or until completely dry.
Hang from the tree with jute or ribbon.

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15 comments:

Rian said...

I've never heard of this, Jo, but am going to try it. Sounds like something I would like...

Susie said...

Jo, Oh that would be a nice aroma in the house. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Deanna said...

A really neat way to decorate with oranges. Very pretty!
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happyone said...

This is new to me but what a great idea. Thanks. I plan to do this.

L. D. said...

I really like this idea.

DJan said...

How wonderful! I wish my smeller worked better so I could really appreciate it. :-)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very interesting, I am thinking that it smells and looks good at the same time; and it is natural.

Sandi said...

I was wondering what that was!

Henny Penny said...

I really really want to try this. Yours turned out beautifully!

Edna B said...

I'm going to try this. I love the smell of orange. And it's my favorite color. A win win. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Awesome idea!

Anita said...

Looks very tasy and good!!

Wish you a nice weekend!

local alien said...

I used to dry oranges and hang them. Haven't done it in years but after seeing yours I just might do this. We have a few kilos of oranges which are rather sour and no one wants to eat
The smells and sights of December!

Just Me said...

Slicing apples thin and drying them is also pretty and smells good. The red or yellow peels on the edges are an added touch.

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Your timing is impeccable!
I just got a new toaster oven that offers a dehydrating option. I was going to test it out by making sweet potato chews for the dogs, but oranges sound much better.