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Old 08-17-2006, 02:44 AM   #11
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Hiya BB.....ummm, can you explain Moosemunch?? I am having all kinds of visions here!
Hehe, moose munch doesn't have any moose in it at all! The moose is the symbol of Harry and David, and moose munch is the name of their signiture caramel coated popcorn.
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Old 08-17-2006, 05:44 AM   #12
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My favorite gift to give or recieve is always that unimaginative but always welcome bottle of wine or bubbly. The host can always put it away for their personal enjoyment or pop it for the guests.

Any home made food item is always loved. I often give home made pesto sauce, and have recieved many jams, jellies, and chutneys.

Once a year I get a package of Hawaiian goodies from my contingent of friends there.

When traveling some distance to visit, any products unique and local to your area make great gifts. Since I live in dairy-land, when I visit family in Florida I bring cheese, plus locally made and pacaged jars of sauces, pickles, jams.

I, too, have made herb bouquets for people. They're especially attractive if you have some edible flowers to add (marigolds, nasturtions, etc)
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:02 AM   #13
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my fave food to recieve is my MOM'S pecan pie...

to give is my pumpkin bread...
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:08 AM   #14
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At Thanksgiving, I make a wonderful (IMHO) green salad dressing (parsley, garlic, mustard, etc...) that people seem to really like so I make a huge batch and bottle it up to give during the holiday season. It keeps in the fridge for several months and I've given most of it away by the middle of December with all the parties we seem to go to.

When we travel back to Oregon, I take baskets of cheese, cheese curds, local beer and hard salamie from a local meat man.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:18 AM   #15
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I usually bring some of my preserves. The Brandied Cherries or Red Pepper Jelly seem to be the favs.

I can't remember the last time anyone brought me food as a gift.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:32 AM   #16
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taragon vinegar is awesome...also try it with a bit of lavender ...nice touch with the taragon. SHould never be out of style, something that good!
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:38 AM   #17
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My sister brings me salad dressing mixes from Germany that are great. Some are basil, or parsley flavored different other types. I haven't found one yet that I didn't really like.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:30 PM   #18
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I got a basil infused olive oil once, that was great! And I think that's a great thing to give too. I plan on preparing some small olive oil bottles, infused with herbs, to give as gifts to hosts.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:52 PM   #19
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Best gifts to receive are either homemade things....whatever they are, or if commercial then something I have never tried.

Although I am missing my favourite salad dressing from UK...so wouldn't mind a bottle or two of that....I'm going to post right now about ideas for replicating the recipe!

I always give my lemon almond cake because it is a good keeper and can be cut into right away or the next weekend, and who doesn't like lemon and almond! I also get positive feed back from my jams, and the other bonus is that once you have given homemade jame the recipient remembers that you might want their empty jars...you get more back than you give, which in turn can be refilled and given back again, lol.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #20
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Thanks, Lynan,

Learn something new everyday and as I love anything with lemon in it--I'm going to give it a whirl. Thanks!!!!!!
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