I generally don't like pointing out someone's typo, but I am soooo... "coveting" your chocolate bars, that I figured it was a Freudian typo that would get a smile from you if I mentioned it!
CHOCOLATE BAR: layer of melted chocolate, slightly cooled, tipped with nuts/dried fruits then coveted in more chocolate - instant chocolate bar.
Jay Angler wrote:My friend's Bantum Chickens had to come to live at my farm when her last landlord died. She had ended up with a surplus of Bantum eggs, so I suggested that a few people who'd helped her out with those chickens, might deserve the gift of pickled Bantum eggs. My friend boiled them and over tea the two of us shelled them. Later I made up the pickling juice and divided the haul into suitably-sized bottles and got the brine over them. Pickled Bantum eggs sliced over a pretty salad over the holidays will hopefully remind the recipients of the sunny weather to come!
Thekla McDaniels wrote:Ooooh! Violet jelly? Dandelion jelly?
You steep the flowers? Proceed as usual for jellies? For pectin use apple or other high pectin fruit?
There are lots of cookie and tart recipes that call for almonds or walnuts, and I even have a couple that aren't very sweet. However, you could also roast them in savory spices like Bits and Bites without the commercial junk in it.
Anne Miller wrote:This year, I have a lot of almonds and walnuts.
Other than the candied recipe in the first post, what could I make so that they will be gifts from my kitchen?
Esther ter Reehorst wrote:This is such a fun topic! Thanks everyone for the input . It makes me eager to see what I can do this year, especially now we are settling into a new country and trying to get to know our neighbours..!
Last year I made these cute little packages that went in the mail. Not edible, but kitchen made . A little more than 'just' a Christmas card, and they were very well received.
They have a tiny beeswax candle, a 'wax label', which is scented with essential oils (you could also experiment with whole spices) and a little tin of hand cream. Everything decorated with stuff we found in the woods (except the grapefruit slices, sadly. ) and packed with some 'woodwool'.
I made them with my kids, who loved it. We made them as a relation gift for an company and even made a little money on the side, even though it was ofcourse way to much work. I'll probably never do 140 again, but it was a lot of fun!
Heidi Schweitzer wrote:
Lovely! How do you make the wax stamps?