I’m not a big fan of Christmas shopping and I really hate present shopping – I’d rather make a dinner or buy a bottle of wine or give money (if I had any) so I greatly appreciate this article. Lemon curd is a great idea, but look for my very lemony full on butter recipe – the one linked to is made from cornstarch, which may taste perfectly fine but it’s not lemon curd in my mind. Also I was surprise such a PC blog wouldn’t have mentioned the importance of using ONLY Organic Corn Starch otherwise you are supporting GMO production and Monsanto when you buy regular old corn starch as 95 percent of all corn grown in the good old u s of a is GMO. And giving GMO tainted christmas present is kind of akin to a piece of coal in your stocking if you ask me.
Tired of Christmas cookies and jam? I try to give something edible every year, and here are some of my recent faves.
A few years back I was given some homemade granola and it changed my relationship with this cliché hippie food once and for all. Since then I’ve made it for myself and for friends and it’s always unique; sometimes I go really simple with nothing but oats, coconut, and pumpkin seeds. Sometimes I go for ginger and macadamias. And have you seen the cost of artisan granola these days? (I saw a jar for sale for $20 just last week. I kid you not.) Be warned: Once you get really good at making your own granola, you might find yourself craving it at odd hours and opting out of other meals.
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