• The spirits of Christmas: drinkable homemade gifts - recipes

    2 days ago - By The Guardian

    Festive tipples for family and friends with whom, in better times, you'd usually share a Christmas drink This will keep for three weeks in the fridge, so it's not one to leave under the tree in the run-up to Christmas.
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  • From chilli oil to tahini thins: Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes for edible Christmas gifts

    2 days ago - By The Guardian

    Make room under the Christmas tree for these spiced biscuits, sweet treats and spicy infused oils Every year, a month or so before Christmas, I plan all the edible gifts I'm going to make for my friends and family. I can see the jams and preserves all jarred up. I can smell the roasted nuts and spiced, star-shaped biscuits tied up with a smart ribbon. Every year, truth be told, I never quite get around to it. Time runs out, plan B kicks in and I hastily head for the shops. This year, however, is not every year, as no one needs reminding, so, for once, we might have enough time on our hands...
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