What if you could take your love of gardens and all that fresh and beautiful goodness and give it as a gift?
That’s the idea behind the ebook, Sugar & Spice: Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen. Creative garden blogger Stephanie Rose (author of Garden Made) provides 40 fabulous recipes to nourish both our bodies and foodie souls. Each project is as delicious (or useful) as it is beautiful.
Sweet, Savoury, and Seasonal
With over 40 projects to choose from, there’s a fabulous variety of ideas.
There are traditional baked goods, all with a contemporary twist, savoury essentials featuring various herbs and spices, a huge assortment of jams and jellies and other garden-fresh condiments, unusual beverages, and some seasonal ideas for holiday gift-giving.
I quite like the idea of making several items and packaging them together in a variety pack.
Ready to Give
As you browse through the ideas you’ll see several you’ll want to make for your own family as well as extras to give as hostess gifts, to teachers and babysitters, friends and neighbours. Be sure to prepare extras to have on hand for those unexpected situations that always seem to come up as well.
Stephanie has provided an extensive resource list, so you can gather any supplies needed and add specialized labels and tags like you see on the items here. This not only dresses up the gifts but provides the recipient with any tips or instructions needed to use their gifts. Smart!
Here’s What You Can Make
Herbs & Spices
These are gifts you can make all year round. You may have some of the herbs and spices in your garden. Others are readily available at farmer’s markets and shops.
- Italian Bread Dip Mix
- Rosemary Lemon Sea Salt
- Herb Infused Vinegar
- 5-Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix in A Jar
- Sweet & Salty Pumpkin Rosemary Seeds
- Walnut Garlic Scape Pesto
- Easy Infused Sugar Recipes
- Raw Energy Boost
- Beer Bottle BBQ Spice Rub
Love in a Mason Jar
Classic recipes including jams, jellies, syrups, and extracts with a fresh, modern twist!
- Stupendously Simple Blackberry Jam
- Strawberry Freezer Jam
- Peach Brandy Preserves
- Blood Orange & Raspberry Marmalade
- Caramelized Balsamic Figs
- Pumpkin Butter
- Olive and Fig Tapenade
- Caramel Apple Dippers
- Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
- Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce
- Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pizza Sauce
- Homemade Muffuletta Spread
- Tarragon Pickled Beets
- Pickled Golden Beets
Spirits and non-alcoholic beverage recipes that are much more personal to give than wine.
- Wildberry Soda Syrup
- Ginger-Mint Lemonade
- Meyer Lemon Limoncello
- Berry Infused Vodka Recipe
- Homemade Infused Vodka Cocktail Recipes
Simple recipes with fresh ingredients that everyone will love, from your neighbors to your dog!
- Cinnamon Palmiers
- Pumpkin Apple Bread
- Sweet Compound Butter
- Homemade Spiced Pecans
- Puff Pastry Lollipops
- Squirrely Dog Cookies
- Sweet Potato Dog Cookies
Tis the Season
Winter holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are popular times for giving homemade kitchen gifts. These ones can be made in large batches so that you have them on hand to accompany a dinner invitation or holiday event. You’ll want to make extra for yourself as well!
- Pumpkin Spice Palmiers
- Homemade Granola with Cranberries and Pecans
- Christmas Morning Pancake Mix
- Homemade Simmering Spices
- Reindeer Beer
Get the Ebook
Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen is an ebook. As soon as you place your order, the book is available. Easy!
It’s $7.99 U.S. and yours to keep on your computer (or other device) so you can read it any time you like.
It’s sold at Gumroad. Click here and you will be guided through your purchase.
New to ebooks?
- An ebook is a book you read on a screen. This can be your desktop computer, a tablet, or mobile phone.
- And yes, you can also print it out if you prefer it that way.
- The ebook file is in PDF format which requires Adobe Reader (download it free here if you don’t already have it).
- Be sure you have Adobe Reader first, then download the ebook.
- When you download the ebook, watch where it is saved on your device (the folder name) so you know where to find it.
Have fun with it and I’d love to know what you make!