Coconut curd is a great addition to your preserving reportoire and just a nice change from the usual lemon curd and others that usually grace the tea table or breakfast toast. If you have never made curds they are simple to make, check out my resources page.
Oat and Almond Crumble Crackers are a sort of fusion of Scottish and French biscuits, a wee bit of the Auld Alliance here between Scotland and France. These biscuits are savoury but without any added flavourings so you can pair them with both savoury and sweet toppings.
Scotch Mist Liqueur is my own personal take on the world-famous Drambuie (pronounced Dram-Boo-ee) liqueur from good old Scotland. The original is made from whisky, Scottish heather honey and a secret blend of herbs and spices. My version contains whisky (of course), honey and my own blend of herbs and spices, read on….
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.
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!
Kourabiethes are those gorgeous little Greek Christmas biscuits that are very much a type of shortbread so they tick all the boxes for this blog being both Greek biscuits but based on good old fashioned Scottish shortbread, what could be better!
It’s time to get cracking on making those festive foodie gifts for family and friends. This Fiery Mustard is a great idea and takes you away from the usual sweet jams and preserves that are so popular in gift hampers.