Gifts from the kitchen

Gifts from the kitchen

By
Trine Hahnemann
Contains
11 recipes
Published by
Quadrille Publishing
ISBN
9781849491921
Photographer
Lars Ranek

I make jams, chutneys, jellies and vinegars for myself, but I also give them as presents. At Christmas, whenever I am invited to a party or for dinner, I bring jars and bottles of homemade preserves with me for my hosts. Sometimes, I suspect that my friends only invite me for dinner when they run out of jam and chutney… but I take it as a compliment!

You may think that making edible gifts is too time consuming but, really, in a weekend you can get a lot done, and most of the recipes blip away on the stove taking care of themselves while you get on with other things. You can also use preserving as an excuse to catch up with family members; when certain fruits and vegetables are in season, for instance, I go to visit my mother and cook with her at her home in the country.

I think these edible presents are very personal. You have taken the time and effort to make something special for people you care about. These gifts can’t be bought, in a world where everything is for sale...

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