I also had 4 cinnamon sticks I got from MamaOrganics premium at a race I ran back in the fall. They were packaged in a box with organic soap, oils, and clay. I felt like the soap smell got on the cinnamon sticks so I was nervous about cooking with them....
So, I didn't want to pitch them so I decided to make a potpourri simmer pot on the stove this morning.
It is seriously delicious smelling in here! The orange, cinnamon, YUM! If I had some Vanilla beans I would throw them in there, and maybe some whole cloves too!
I think this is a nice way to make your house smell wonderful without all kinds of leftover "stuff" in your pantry/fridge. What would you simmer?