Saturday, October 31, 2009

If only I could find a pumpkin...

So far I haven't been able to find any fall scented candles here in Tegucigalpa.

But in order to get the full Halloween celebration experience, I needed the house to smell like fall.

I found some "recipes" online that you can boil on the stove to make your house smell delicious.

So I put on a pot of water to boil. I added about a tablespoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg, a squirt of vanilla, and some orange juice (I didn't have any orange peel).

I let it come to a rolling boil, and then turned it down to low.


it worked! Now, it doesn't really smell like's no Jackson's Orchard on a Sunday afternoon. But it's close enough!

And it rained last night. So maybe the weather will cool down enough for boots and a sweater!?



Live Simply Love Strongly said...

Thinking of you as I attempt my first ever pot pie today. This crust is kicking. my. butt. But it smells delicious. Will post on my blog later.

Honduras Sprout said...

Great! We carved watermelons our first year in Honduras. It was fun and we ate the insides too!

You do what you have to do to bring "home" to you when you can't go "home".

Also, we bought up a bunch of canned pumpkin from the grocery store where they have lots of imports and made pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, breads, etc. We actually made a frozen pumpkin pie first. It's made with graham cracker crust. It was delish! (Recipe and pic on my blog)

Let those smells and tastes bring you to a happy fall like place in your mind.