Green Wrapping – Paper and String

My last Green Wrapping post is a traditional one - paper and string. Whether its brown packing paper, craft paper, or coloured, recyclable flower shop paper (just go into your local flower shop and ask to buy a roll. It's a lot cheaper than wrapping paper, it's fully recyclable and sometimes comes with cute patterns … Continue reading Green Wrapping – Paper and String

Green Wrapping – Tissue Paper

Next, on my green wrapping journey, I experimented with tissue paper. A lot of tissue paper is recyclable or even compostable, and if you shop at independent retailers, quite often, your item are wrapped in tissue paper. So I wanted to try to reuse some. Of course, we all know tissue paper looks really cute … Continue reading Green Wrapping – Tissue Paper

Green Wrapping – Recycled Tags

Being environmentally friendly is trendy now, which is fantastic. Fashion brands are investing in recycled fabrics, as a planet we're reusing and recycling more and using more green energy rather than Fossil Fuels. Even the supermarkets are catching on now, I've seen numerous shops stocking recyclable wrapping paper and natural raffia ribbon this Christmas. Like … Continue reading Green Wrapping – Recycled Tags

Orange Shortbread Biscuits

I've made these shortbread biscuits every Christmas for about about 8 years, and every year people comment on how nice they are. I take a batch into work instead of Christmas cards, and package the rest up in cellophane to use as stocking fillers for friends and family. My sister-in-law actually requests them as part … Continue reading Orange Shortbread Biscuits

How To – Homemade Hampers

I've made many hampers in my time, both professionally and personally; from fruit and veg hampers to huge Cadbury chocolate hampers and girl's night in hampers. I love them, they look exciting, are completely personal and they don't have to cost the earth. If you're making more than one hamper, look out for multi-buy offers … Continue reading How To – Homemade Hampers

Infusing Alcohol

Infusing alcohol is really simple to do and makes a lovely homemade gift. I've infused gin and rum to give away as Christmas presents this year, but pretty much any alcohol or oil can be infused this way. Infused alcohols make lovely hamper items, and over the next few weeks, in the run up to … Continue reading Infusing Alcohol

Easy Lime Curd

This simple recipe makes a yummy, tangy, sweet curd that is great in cakes, biscuits and pastries. There's no need for a thermometer or any special equipment or ingredients and unlike jam making, the mixture shouldn't boil, so there's no molten sugar spitting at you. It also makes a lovely homemade gift. Pour into a … Continue reading Easy Lime Curd