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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Gifts from the Kitchen

Typically, the "make" section of our blog has focused on crafty type things.


But, I certainly think "make" extends into the kitchen, as well.

Since all three of us bloggers here at Freshly Rooted are trying to live quite frugally, I thought the topic of homemade gifts might be appropriate. I stumbled across a wonderful post at simple bites that focuses on saving money in the kitchen and making pantry staples on your own.

I love receiving homemade gifts and I really love receiving homemade gifts that can be eaten! This post discusses homemade substitutes for grocery staples. I am really inclined to try many of them and I would be thrilled to give or receive quite a few of these staples.

The blueberry syrup looks divine.
I love the cinnamon walnut butter.
And I made green tomato chutney last year with our surplus of tomatillos from our CSA and loved it!
(I do have to admit that I tried making the yogurt, but had disheartening results. But you have to start somewhere, right?)

So many of these recipes would be lovely in a ball jar with a simple ribbon. And they would truly be a gift that shows how much you care.

Happy cooking!

And the editors of simple bites will be running a segment on eating well and spending less for the next three weeks!

1 comment:

  1. green tomato chutney?! That sounds delish!

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