Category Archives: Gifts

HELP SANTA DELIVER HOMEMADE GIFTS!

Originally posted on Vegan for the Holidays Blog:
 GRAPEFRUIT AND POPPY SEED SUGAR SCRUB For the friend or family member who really adores body care products, this homemade, creamy white and almond-scented body scrub makes such a welcome holiday gift.…

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From Snowballs to Chestnut Truffles to Peanut Butter Fudge: The final pieces of the DIY Christmas Puzzle

So here it is, after 2 days (and nights) blanked out for a kitchen marathon, I have finally waded through my Christmas baking list and gift baskets are now being put together with the first two reaching their recipients today! … Continue reading

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Orange Almond Biscotti and Spicy Nuts

It’s been a late night baking biscotti and making large batches of caramelised nuts and these incredibly moreish spicy nuts for bagging up as part of the Christmas gift baskets I am making. Tomorrow is peanut butter fudge, chestnut truffles and … Continue reading

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Spiced Apple Tea, Granola and Rosemary Almond Crackers

I have found it impossible to narrow down my list of food gift recipes to try, so I’ve decided to just work through the list until I run out of time! Here are some of the wonderful recipes I got … Continue reading

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DIY Christmas: Candy Canes and Homemade Cards

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without candy canes would it? I actually don’t like to eat them, but I love the look of them and I love the classic Christmassy look they give. They are actually incredibly easy to make with … Continue reading

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Raspberry Vinegar

This fruity vinegar takes a sweet, rich balsamic to a whole new level, adding another dimension to dressings, sauces or enhancing the flavour of fresh berries. It is incredible simply drizzled as it is onto salads, acting as the most … Continue reading

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Homemade Chilli Oil

Now’s for another food gift that you can get made ahead easing some of the pressure in the lead up to Christmas! The sooner you make this, the more infused and delicious it will be by the time you give … Continue reading

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DIY Personalised Baubles and Glowing Christingles

Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating today! As Christmas looms closer, I am gradually ticking preparations off my list amidst essay deadlines and exam revision. The tree is up and has, of course, been knocked over three times so far by … Continue reading

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Homemade Maple Ale Mustard and Sticky Sausages

I am now frantically planning homemade Christmas gifts. In fact, I’ve been planning for over a month now and all my supplies have been ordered and delivered and all my Christmas presents bought! I always like to buy my loved … Continue reading

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Garganelli and Basil Almond Pesto

Fresh, homemade pasta is something I need to indulge in every now and again. It makes a lovely gift, hand shaped, partially dried and bagged. I love to offer it with a simple sauce like the Basil and Almond Pesto … Continue reading

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