Tag Archives: from scratch holiday

{edible gift} Candied Grapefruit Peels

A few months ago, I bought a satchel of organic grapefruits. When I tried one a day or two later, I realized they were unbearably sour (serves me right for buying them out of season). They sat on my shelf for a couple of weeks, until I finally decided it was time to stage an […]

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{from scratch holidays} Embroidered Jar Lids

This year I have every intention of making Christmas gifts from scratch, or at least putting significant thought and effort into each gift My Dad is a chef and food is one of the things we truly bond over. We value each other’s opinions equally and consult each other constantly, whether it be cooking techniques, […]

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{from scratch holidays} Roasted Root Vegetables

After a great harvest I’m always looking for a way to use up my root vegetables. It’s so easy to incorporate these little gems into your Thanksgiving festivities this week. Root vegetables are so flavorful and also oh so good for you. Back in September, I snuck out to my dad’s house for a whole […]

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{from scratch holidays} whats in your bread basket?

Thanksgiving in my family is a big deal. Usually anywhere from 35-50 people, mostly related (my mom is one of nine… two generations later and there are a lot of cousins to go around), gathered together in one home. Several turkeys, Pop’s special stuffing, potatoes, veggies, tons of pies, you get the idea. I’d like […]

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{from scratch holidays} Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole

I don’t think I’d ever made a casserole before.  I wasn’t even sure I had a casserole dish.  My venture in to this new territory was made even more exciting for me because I didn’t strictly follow a recipe.  I found a Martha Stewart recipe that resembled something I imagined was both healthy and tasty […]

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{edible gifts} Backyard Medicinal Tea

{Red Clover, Thyme, Sage & White Clover} Happy Holidays! I’m going to tell you about a homemade from-scratch holiday gift you can give to someone you love. As with all things I make, it’s easy and low cost. This post however, is a little different from any I’ve done, because it’s going to come with […]

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{from scratch holidays} scrub-a-dub-dub

Recently I made two types of body scrubs for FSC’s Saratoga Food Swap*. If you want to save money by cutting out luxury items without losing the luxury, this is an easy and cheap way to pamper yourself. Spend a tiny bit extra for some fab packaging and you have yourself a really delightful, super […]

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