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Old 12-12-2015, 09:33 PM   #11
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We have a great little rustic place not far from here out in the country called "The Nut House" As you can imagine they have all sorts of nuts and I loved making both sweet and savory nuts for gifts in days gone by. Hmm, come to think of it, I could enjoy making and eating the savory again, although not the sweet. Thanks for the light bulb moment Cheryl.
Here's their website...cute place.
Somis Nut House: your source for nuts, dried fruits, gift baskets, candies, and trail mix
Wow, Kay...thanks so much! I just looked at their website, and I think I'm going to order my pecans from them!
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Old 12-13-2015, 01:14 AM   #12
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I can jams and savory sauces throughout the year, then pile them in a basket for my neighbors, staff, volunteers, the guy who plows our snow, the mailman. Everybody picks their own.

Packing a box for my sis with apricot-pineapple, peach-chipotle and strawberry jams, ketchup, pickle relish and salsa verde. Maybe salsa if I can stuff it in the flat rate box.

Also have some rum balls ready to roll and a batch of amaretto hot buttered rum mix to pack into jars. I always intend to make cookie trays but reality always blows my good intentions out of the water. I'll be doing good if I can make a batch or two of fudge next weekend.

GotGarlic, I do a similar mustard but with some horseradish added.
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Old 12-13-2015, 01:29 AM   #13
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Homemade food gifts for the holidays

I'm adding my name to your list, Bookbrat! Everyone likes home-canned stuff! My brother and sister both called themselves "sinkies". They both admitted to decimating the whole jars of pickled green beans over the sink!
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:12 AM   #14
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Bookbrat, I can only imagine being that ambitious. I want to be on your list, too
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:36 AM   #15
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Bookbrat, I can only imagine being that ambitious.
Ha....not ambitious at all. It's the lazy woman's way out. A batch here and there through spring and summer and I'm done by first snow.
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I sometimes give chutney to friends, it's fairly easy to make and you get it that little better every time, mango and other sweet flavors work well.
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I sometimes give chutney to friends, it's fairly easy to make and you get it that little better every time, mango and other sweet flavors work well.
I've made apple chutney for gifts before. My good friend likes to serve it with roast pork for a holiday spread.
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I puréed and jarred the whole-grain Dijon mustard today! It's really delicious! I quadrupled the recipe and got a dozen half pints, plus a four-ounce jars for us! And I still have mustard seeds left for more experimenting
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I puréed and jarred the whole-grain Dijon mustard today! It's really delicious! I quadrupled the recipe and got a dozen half pints, plus a four-ounce jars for us! And I still have mustard seeds left for more experimenting

This is exciting, GG! Mustard is always a great gift!
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:57 PM   #20
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Thanks, Dawg! I forgot to post pictures!
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