Several years ago, when Marash Girl wrote her blogpost on fish chowder (http://marashgirl.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-england-fish-chowder.html), she did not know the secret to preventing the whole house from smelling fishy! It wasn't until her visit to Brooklyn Heights to visit with her friend who was originally from Manchester, England, the same friend that shared her secret for perfect mashed potatoes (http://marashgirl.blogspot.com/2014/02/mashing-your-potatoes.html) that Marash Girl learned of the solution: "Simple," said her friend. "Just simmer a cinnamon stick in a pot of water; soon the whole house will smell like Christmas . . . " and, Marash Girl might add, you can use the resulting cinnamon water to make yourself an aromatic cup of tea!