Tuesday, December 1, 2009

simple gift givers

Remember those jars I picked up a while back? Well I got a lot of great comments back on what to do with them, since I was stuck with ideas. Now, I did have that idea to make a little spa kit, well little the jar was. Let's just say the contents I picked up were a wee bit too big.
I do have some more jar gifts up my sleeve, since I couldn't settle on just one... and because now that I've started I can't seem to stop...but here a the few so far.

1. Chilli Salt
What foodie friend wouldn't want this?
350g of course sea salt
6 dried red chillies
reserve 50g of the salt, place the rest of the salt and chillies in a food processor and whiz for about 45 seconds. Add the remaining 50g of salt and place in a favorite jar or little gift pack.

2. Bath Fizzies
Via Martha Stewart. (Mine turned out little rustic... just don't add to much water like I did, they will react before there time, if you give these a go.)

3. Christmas Blend
(No, not the StarBucks kind.) Got a coffee drinker who likes the good ol' instant kind? Well, I just jazzed it up with some ground cinnamon and ginger for a spicy twist.

4. Christmas Caramels
These were oh so good and full of gingerbread flavor. Want to make them? Find the recipe here.