I received a lovely gift basket for Christmas from my daughter Nicky. Full of home made goodies, lovingly prepared. Must admit that I opened up the cellophane tied up with a big bow to see what was inside, and then left everything inside the basket. Gemma had a lovely time jumping all over the cellophane on the floor, delighting in the crinkliness and patting her little toys around on top of the rustling paper. What fun!
But the cellophane is gone now, and it’s time to empty the basket, and put the contents away in the pantry. So just what did I receive? An amazing selection of home made goodies, as it turns out.
Plum and tomato sauce, tomato relish, bread and butter pickles, tomato and cucumber relish, and pear and feijoa chutney. And two sweet items as well, japonica jelly, and sweet hedgerow sauce. All nicely bottled and labeled. I really appreciate this gift, and can only imagine the time it took to prepare, cook and bottle each different recipe.