SIMPLE SHAPE'S 14-DAY HOLIDAY GUIDE

DAY ELEVEN: The smell of Christmas

We are almost mid-way through the month and if you haven't had any mulled wine yet, you'd better be quick before the moment passes. That's it. A whole post on mulled wine. Not because I like red wine you understand, but because the smell is so so Christmassy. Inhale. 

 Impossibly pretty Star Anise

Impossibly pretty Star Anise

Last December I helped myself to a Jamie Oliver Mulled Wine recipe and shared it on the Journal (click here for the recipe). This year I'm revisiting the recipe and I've been filling the kitchen with cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

 Star Anise goes for a swim

Star Anise goes for a swim

You understand this is about the beauty of star anise and the smells, don't you? 

 Oranges, spices and warming wine.

Oranges, spices and warming wine.