What are your favorite aromas?

by Lady Lee 37 Replies latest jw friends

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    There are certain aromas that I love. Some comfort me. Others create anticipation. And there are some that drive a craving


    • Cream of rice soup
    • apple juice from the can. This comes from a school experience. We got a drink of apple juice at school for recess. Since school was a safe place to me, I connect this to feeling comforted and safe
    • babies after they have had their bath and snuggle into you
    • sheets and towels that are hung outside to dry. Not too many people do that anymore but I could just bury my face in the pile of laundry fresh and clean from outside. (The outside fresh products just don't compare)
    • hazelnut coffee - it just isn't coffee without that nutty aroma


    • home made pasta sauce that has been simmering on the stove all day.
    • garlic especially when it is combined with seafood but I add lots of it to other foods
    • roast chicken with my favorite stuffing
    • home baked bread
    • anything with cinnamon - lately I've been making French toast with a dash of cinnamon


    • banana cream pie - my college was across the street from a candy factory, When they made their banana flavored candies I was in heaven and had to find a pie to buy
    • musk - must be that aphrodesiac (sp?) thing
  • stillajwexelder

    To me the number 1 without doubt is BACON cooking in any form - particularly frying - no smell on earth like it (i could never become vegetarian, Jewish or Muslim because of this!)

  • coffee_black

    *Wood stove or Fireplace on a cold winters' day

    * New mown grass

    * Coffee brewing

    * Home made apple pie baking in the oven

    * Bacon frying

    * "Cool Water" cologne


  • BlackSwan of Memphis
    BlackSwan of Memphis

    Rain in spring

    Autumn leaves on moist ground

    lotus flower

    my kids

    brewing coffee

    fresh basil


  • stillajwexelder

    Did I mention BACON frying?

  • minimus

    Clinique has a perfume called Aromatics Elixer. I LOVE that scent!

  • greendawn

    Chocolate and roasted hazelnuts Nutella being the best blend, roast potatoes with melted cheese, bacon (but is the smoke flavour natural was it really smoked over wood?),apple and cinammon, butter and potatoes, mushrooms and garlic. Of flowers, the scent of freezia.

  • GoingGoingGone

    Fire in the fireplace

    Freshly cut grass

    Rain in spring


    Freshly baked bread


  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie

    The smell of Autumn in the air......exciting!

    Puppy breath......it's endearing.....not to mention they're so cute anyway.

    Norell by Revlon.

    Homemade French Bread in the oven baking.

    Yuban coffee when you first open the can and when it's brewing.

    The scent of rain in the air, before it begins.


  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    OMG you all posted this I forgot about

    BREWED coffee the old fashioned way in a percolator

    spring rain, summer rain, fresh mowed grass and the smell of wet earth after a rain

    a fire (better in a spit outside) but the fireplace is good too

    BACON Did someone mention BACON?

    Here's a family recipe to satisfy your craving:


    1 lb

    lean bacon diced

    500 g


    carrots diced



    celery stick diced



    red pepper diced



    green pepper diced



    yellow pepper diced



    red onion diced



    cloves garlic, crushed


    8 oz

    mushrooms, sliced

    225 g

    2 c

    dry baby pasta shells

    500 ml

    ¼ c

    parmesan cheese, if desired

    60 ml

    ¼ c

    water if needed

    60 ml

    1 tbsp

    olive oil if needed

    15 ml

    Cook the pasta shells in boiling salted water and drain well.

    Meanwhile, in a large pan, sauté the bacon until well done but not crisp. Do not drain the bacon drippings. Add the diced carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the celery, peppers and onion and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and mushroom and stirring well cook for another 2-3 minutes. If all the bacon drippings have been absorbed add a bit of oil.

    Add the baby shells and mix well. If dry add the water to moisten. If desired add the cheese or sprinkle on top.

    From Food at the Proper Time the JWD official cookbook

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