Category Archives: Edible Gifts

Old-fashioned creamy maple fudge

Patience and science make for great candy! One of my fondest childhood memories is that of making fudge with my maternal grandmother, whose much-used fudge pan I was recently gifted by my mother, who’s also a fantastic cook. Grammy taught … Continue reading

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Edible Science: Homemade Rock Candy

Sweet treats grown with just two ingredients! Most kids would rather help in the kitchen if the end result is something sweet. While my big kids now tend to prefer savoury treats, when they were little they adored our candy … Continue reading

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Coffee spice rub for beef, pork and chicken

A great blend that makes a versatile gift from the kitchen! Whenever I serve meat that’s been prepared with this rub, it gets rave reviews. While you might be tempted to make a huge quantity, it’s best to make this … Continue reading

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Curried Coconut Lentil Soup Mix

An attractive and practical edible gift! I love gifting treats from my kitchen to friends and family. Some of my favourites include roasted spiced nuts, salted caramel pretzel bark  and flavourful caramel-apple jelly. You can find loads more edible gift … Continue reading

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Herb and garlic infused red wine vinegar

A pantry staple that makes a great gift! Ever wonder why dishes typically taste so much better in restaurants? No, it’s not just because you didn’t have to do the shopping, cooking or cleanup…it’s because pro chefs are masterful at … Continue reading

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Chocolate Balsamic Sauce

A versatile treat that’s great for gifting! This thick, rich sauce is ideal as a glaze for roasted meats and great as a drizzle over ice cream or sliced fruit such as strawberries or pears. You can also make amazing … Continue reading

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Smoked eggplant spread

Better than baba ghanoush: a versatile dip or sandwich topper! I have to confess that for many years I didn’t really like eggplant, called aubergine in some parts of the world. Too often, I found it prepared in ways that … Continue reading

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