autumn spice stovetop potpourri Fill your home with the warm aroma of fall spices. In a medium saucepan, place 16 whole cloves, 4 cinnamon sticks, 3 star anise pods, 1 sliced lemon, 1 sliced Honeycrisp apple, ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries, 1 Tbsp. orange peel, 3 sprigs fresh thyme, and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. If desired, add more water to continue simmering. Star anise These Chinese seedpods that resemble rusty stars carry a strong licorice-like flavor that works well with meats, stews, tomato sauces, and confections. Available whole or ground. Cloves Rich cloves—small tropical tree buds— can be used ground or whole to add depth to recipes, especially Asian cuisine, and help with gut health. Organize your spice collection in style. Head to www.freshthyme.com/ homemade-labels and download these labels for free! Z 038-043 Autumn Spice_template.indd 43 8/14/17 11:55 AM