Every year I take great pride and joy in putting together my gift boxes for family, friends and colleagues. I always like to go with a theme. One year it was coffee and nostalgic candy, the next it was apothecary jars and travel. This year I wanted to go more simple with handmade goods rather than buying wine or chocolate like some of the past years. I wanted a down home Southern feel. However, simple went flying out the door as quickly as it came when I put my ideas on paper and got into the kitchen.
This year I scoured the big wine houses for wooden wine boxes for my delivery apparatus. Below is a list of some of the things I made that went into the boxes. I mixed and matched so everyone had a different combos and it was designed to the person or a group if they work in an office with lots of people to share.
Walnut Banana Bread in a mason jar (Staple, everyone got this)
Herb Bread (Sage, Fennel, Basil, Dill, Thyme, Herbes de Provence, Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive)
Peaches in Rum
Maple Walnut Syrup
Vanilla Peach Syrup
Cherry Almond Syrup
Port Wine Jelly
Christmas Berry Jelly
Here are some photos of how they turned out. The next post will be on the Bourbon Infusions and homebrew!