Sunday, 30 December 2018

So What Did I Put in the Christmas Hampers?

Jewelled Mini Fruit Cake                                                         











Christmas Cranberry Chutney
Beetroot Chutney
Spiced Nuts
Chocolate Cookie Mix in a Kilner Jar

Plus some things not home made
Flavoured coffee sachets
Wafer rolls for the coffee - like you get in posh coffee shops!
Savoury Biscuits
Lindt Chocolate Bear
Scented sachets

All useful I hope and all packed into the Jute bag to use for many years.
So some of the ideas I came up with through the year didn't actually get used - they will be noted for 2019.

Back Soon
Sue

15 comments:

  1. That list looks pretty good to me, and the cake looks very pretty good.

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  2. All lovely things, and using the jute bag was a genius idea....I'm sure the recipients were delighted to receive it all, I know I would be.

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  3. I am sure the recipients loved your gifts. It's something I might try New Year, I must remember to make a note in my dairy next year.
    Hazel c uk

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  4. Just look at that cake - it looks like treasure and must taste absolutely wonderful! Such lucky recipients!
    xx

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  5. Like the idea of the jute bag instead of a cellophane wrapped hamper. I made bags for my gifts this year and hope people will reuse them. Do you remember “chellies”, Sue? I think they were made from angelica and were used by my mother on cakes instead of glace cherries- the green decorations on your cakes brought back the memory so vividly.

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  6. looks like a lovely list of goodies, I may well follow suit next year !

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  7. They sound absolutely lovely Sue.
    Hugs-x-

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  8. Sounds very good. I always did my daughter a hamper of 'interesting foods' - the sort of things you like the look of but wouldn't buy yourself. However, she is living back with me for a few months so I didn't do one this year

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  9. Sounds like a lovely lot of things! I'm sure people loved them especially as they were put together with love. Those are the best kinds of gifts.

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  10. Still think that is a lovely idea. Everything looks and sounds good.

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  11. That photo of your cottage makes such a wonderful header photo.

    Your hampers sounded lovelyand that cake especially good - I'd make it for my offspring, but none of them like fruit cake. I just got together a selection of edibles for them as they all enjoy cooking - various cooking oils - Tam's had truffle in as she loves truffles (YUK) and/or good balsamic vinegars, spices, little jars of black peppercorns as I couldn't find the one I knew I had bought, got a fresh one and then found the older one (naturally!), multi-coloured pasta, orzo, small jars Bramble Jelly (home made) etc. They were received with delight as I am sure yours were too. Must borrow some of your ideas for next year.

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  12. "jewelled" is just the perfect description of the mini fruit cake. It looks delicious, and the rest of the items in the hamper sound excellent, too. A gift anyone would appreciate!

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