Pomanders are citrus or apples studded with whole cloves, brushed with spices, and allowed to dry. They are natural air-fresheners and moth repellents harkening back to Victorian times, and they are fun to make. This week’s Produce Possibilities includes explicit instructions for putting together a variety of pomanders, using oranges, apples, lemons and limes. After they are assembled, they dry inside a paper bag for a number of weeks, until they are completely dry. They will last at least a year after, and can easily be refreshed.
This week’s Holiday Antioxidant Punch is festive and healthy. It would be especially beautiful served in a punch bowl surrounded by fresh-cut greens and whole fruits, and even a string of lights.