one of the blogs in my google reader is Twice Remembered and today she had a fantastic post about edible 'potpourri.' I have been simmering apple cider with cinnamon sticks since the first hint of autumn so this was instantly appealing. I happened to have 3 apples sitting in a bowl waiting to be eaten, and 5 hours until my husband would be home, so I went to work. It really is just that easy...slice some apples, add good smelling things like vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, thrown in some brown sugar and butter, cover with water and turn on the heat! I tried to let it simmer as long as possible before burning my tongue to try an apple. pure joy in my mouth. the butter and sugar soak right in as the water evaporates and the spices are infused into the apple. unbelievable. brandon and i shared a bowl of wonderful dessert (or our daily serving of fruit!!) and then i poured the liquid left in the pot into a jar to use on ice cream later. tomorrow i'm going to buy about 20 pounds of apples and we'll have this every day until Thanksgiving!! Come on over, inhale the goodness and taste the wonder!