Now I know it’s only just the beginning of November, but I’m trying to get organised ahead of Christmas. I’m still working on de-cluttering the playroom so that we can have extra space, but I’m also thinking about what I’m going to give to people.
I want avoind giving people more ‘stuff’ to clutter up their living spaces, so I’m going to do the same as I did two years ago and make Christmas presents. The sloe gin is already on the go and will be ready by Christmas, although it will taste even better if everyone can hang on before drinking it.
I’ve made jam for presents before, so this year I decided to do something different. I’ve found a couple of recipes for farmhouse pickle and a spicy chutney. These look to be reasonably easy – I had almost all the ingredients for the pickle apart from a swede, and I made it last week for next to nothing. It has to sit in the dark for a few weeks, so it’s keeping the sloe gin company in the cupboard. As for the chutney, I’ll be using up some green beans and a romanescu cauliflower which came in the veg box last week, so again, I haven’t had to buy anything special for it.
Are you making your Christmas presents this year? What are you making?
Until next time, Tawney x