Spiced Apple Vinegar is another great little foodie gift that is easy to make and not something your friends will have come across in the shops. It is good to mix up your Christmas hampers and have sweet and savoury goodies, oils, vinegars, drinks, sweets, cookies etc, a good selection is always best.
Orangettes are a very much a tradition in France. These bitter sweet confections are the perfect addition to that hamper for Christmas and are so moreish you will be lucky if you manage to pack them up and give them away!
Potted Cheese makes a great addition to your Christmas hampers and is the perfect way to use up bits and pieces of different cheeses if you want to mix up the flavours. Potting cheese, shrimps etc is a very old British traditional way of preserving.
Okay I’m going to do it, mention the C word – Christmas! From now on till the big day all the posts will be for things you can put into your Christmas hampers and this Rosemary Wine is the perfect gift for someone who likes their hooch!
These pork kebabs with ginger and lime satay sauce are a bright and colourful tasty dish to whip up any day of the week to brighten up a chilly winter evening when you want to imagine there is a bit of sunshine and warmth somewhere.
This baked artichoke dip is super easy and fast to make and makes a nice change to the usual assortment of dips to offer your guests with their drinks and nibbles when you are entertaining. As it served warm it is perfet for chilly evenings with just chunks of fresh bread to dip into it.
Pickled onions are a great Brittish staple. You just can’t imagine the classic ploughman’s lunch without pickled onions gracing the plate. They are the perfect addition to any cold meat or cheese platter too.
Blackberry sage water is a great alternative to those sweet fizzy drinks when you want something tasty and healthy to quench your thirst. Blackberries are in the hedgerows just now so make the most of nature’s bounty and enjoy this wonderful drink.