Scents of the Season with Holidays Herbs and Spices

As I look back over the many years I have been doing these holidays gatherings, there are certain herbs and spices that always make their way into the limelight. I find these herbs in the garden or stored in my dried herb closet. They partner so easily with many of the kitchen cupboard spices. So, here they are, the herbs and spices I must have year after year during the holidays –

A red table with some herbs on it

The Herbs (Bay leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint, Rosemary)

The Spices (All spice, Star anise, Cloves, Cinnamon)

What are some of the projects we do? Simmering spice bags, seasonal potpourri, orange pomanders, miniature herb wreaths, tree ornaments, scented candles, greeting cards, herb scented pillows, herbal tea blends, and small herb scented pillows. It’s all about enjoying the scents of the season.

A table with spices and nuts on it

In the days to come, be watching for more about our favorite recipes and activities.

By the way, what are some of your ideas for herb/spice crafting ideas?