Vanilla Citrus Spice Blend
This recipe will make one batch of spice blend, adequate for 4 cups of cider or a bottle of wine. Find both recipes above. Each batch of the spice blend requires ¼ of an orange‚Äôs peel. Make 4 batches at a time.
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  • peel of ¼ orange, organic if available
  • 10 cloves buds
  • 1, 4-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ dried vanilla bean
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 10 all spice berries
  • ¼ teaspoon lavender buds
  1. Using a sharp paring knife peel the orange, leaving as much of the pith on the orange as you are able.
  2. Slice the orange peel into strips. Spread the strips on a plate and dry overnight.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a jar or small pouch.
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