Food Gifts for the Holidays

An Edible Christmas by Irena Chalmers‘Tis the time of year to be jolly but if you are a bit short of cash this year, perhaps you’d like to consider a handmade gift.

Ages ago I wrote Edible Christmas: A Treasury of Recipes for the Holidays. It is a dopey title but was well-intentioned at the time. I gathered heaps of absolutely brilliant recipes; the photography cost the earth. I just checked it out on Amazon and see you can buy it today for exactly One Cent! (A single penny!)

How depressing.

Cookbooks have a shelf life of somewhere between milk and yogurt.

Chapter One: Gifts in Jars includes these goodies:

  • Four-Pepper Relish
  • Five-Alarm Salsa
  • Sweet and Fiery Red Pepper Chutney
  • Coriander and Pumpkin Seed Pesto
  • Golden Peach Butter
  • Blueberry-Lemon Jam
  • Microwave Lemon Curd
  • Ginger-Pear Marmalade
  • All-American Barbecue Sauce
  • Onion-Thyme Marmalade
  • A Crock of Simmering Potpourri Spices
  • Rosemary-Lime Vinegar
  • Walnut-Herb Olive Oil
  • Several flavored vodkas
  • Apricots and Prunes in Brandy…

Let me know if you would like to have any of these recipes. I’ll send them FREE!




2 thoughts on “Food Gifts for the Holidays

  1. I bought this cookbook when it was a new publication :). I LOVE IT!!! I will sometimes look at it in July to remind myself how much I’m looking forward to baking at Christmastime. The gingerbread cookie recipe (page 35) is the best I’ve ever tried, and I use it every year. Could you please make this recipe available online so I can send it to FB friends? Thank you!

  2. Chris, thank you for your lovely comment. Indeed I have just taken your suggestion, and posted the Gingerbread cookie recipe today. You can find it under the posting, “Share A Cookie, Share A Poem.”

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