homemade gifts

Prize Winning Preserves: Organic Rhubarb Raisin Jam with Citrus & a touch of Ginger

2011 RED RIBBON Winner! This tasty jam, technically a conserve of mixed fruits,  took prizes at both the 2011 Marin & Sonoma County Fairs. Organic Rhubarb Raisin Ginger Citrus Jam (April 2014 ~ Back in Stock!) 8oz~$12 ea, 4oz~$7ea, 2oz Gift Basket sampler Jars~$5ea Today was a surprise. Though there was only a 20% chance […]

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Prize Winning Preserves: Meyer Lemon & Honey Jelly ~ Red Ribbon Winner!

*2012 Marin County Fair RED RIBBON Winner (2nd Place)* May 2013 Meyer Lemon & Honey Jelly 8oz Jars~$12 ea, 4oz Jars~$7ea (Out-of-Stock), 3oz~$6 or 2oz~$5 Gift Basket Sampler Jars 3-13-2011 Early spring is Meyer Lemon season in northern California. Lots of folks have shrubby, small lemon trees in their yards…and many of those lemons go […]

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Prize Winning Preserves: Honey Rose Petal Jam ~ Best of Show!

~ This lovely, subtle, sophisticated jam needs a day or two to mellow, blending the flavors (a month is even better). The honey tones are dominant, the rose more of a aromatic nuance and secondary flavor. It’s best for savoring. Honey Rose Petal Jelly 8oz~$16ea, 4oz~$10ea, 2oz Gift Basket Sampler Jars~$7ea *Out-of-Stock* We’ll be making […]

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Date Nut Bread ~ A Delicious, Low-Fat, Easy to Bake Treat

Did you do any special baking projects for the winter holidays? Our family usually bakes 5-6 different cookie recipes, dozens apiece to give as gifts. In the 1950-60s when I was a child, homemade & home-baked items were traditional holiday gifts for friends. November to January happen to be the busiest months for our graphics […]

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Christmas Gingerbread Kids ‘Portrait’ Cookies

WE always bake some sort of special holiday cookies for Christmas…to nibble…and give away as gifts. Christmas 1998. This particular year, I decided to give our neighbors’ grade-school & high-school age kids fancy hand-decorated Gingerbread cookies as gifts. Marc & Bri were up from southern California visiting family for Christmas and always enjoyed holiday food […]

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Extreme Halloween Candy: Skull Truffles

HALLOWEEN has always been my favorite holiday. When it comes to dessert, my tastes have matured towards the more gourmet. But just because I am an adult doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the fun of Halloween candy. This year, I wanted to create a Halloween treat for adults. Something not to be gobbled, but savored. […]

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Creamy Meyer Lemon & Orange Citrus ‘Butter’

~ Am planning to make candied citrus peels & slices for the holidays, so we should have a small supply of Meyer Lemon & Orange Citrus Syrup and/or Butter. Let us know if you’re interested and we’ll keep some for you! Meyer Lemon & Orange Citrus Butter *Out-of-Stock* 8oz~$12 ea, 4oz~$7ea, 2oz~$5 Gift Basket Sampler […]

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Preserving Magic: Candied Citrus (Lemon Slices, Orange Rinds & more)

We ~ culinary creatives ~ may take both chemistry and magic for granted. Working with primordial elements of Fire, Water, (produce from the) Earth, Air and inspired by etheric elements of Passion & Creativity… We COOK! Transforming a potpourri of ingredients into something attractive, delicious, and nourishing. 2-14-2010 This is the second of our entries […]

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