Last Minute Gift Ideas: Herbal Scented Sugars

For the sweet tooth on your list, create a mini selection of herb-infused sugars. Wrap up in a gift box and include a recipe book or cards sharing how to use them! Use peppermint or spearmint leaves, rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium),  lavender buds,  rose petals, lemon verbena leaves, vanilla beans or ginger. All the following recipes…

Last minute gift Idea: Wrap up Tea Time

Wrap up Tea Time Purchase pre-packaged or make your own blends if you have dried herbs harvested from the summer garden. Create a unique card to hold tea bags. Try this easy one sheet (scrapbook paper 12 x 12) folded accordion card, how-to’s are here: http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/3dembellishments/ss/onesheetminibook.htm Gift Package with a tea cup, shortbread cookies, a jar of…

Last minute gift idea: Christmas Quinoa

The last stretch before Christmas--do we mob the mall for those last minute things or pay overnight shipping  OR do we get creative.                                                   I love homemade gifts. As we head…

Bringing in the Greens

Fresh cut greens brought in the home this time of year is a tradition dating back hundreds of years. It identifies with our need to bring the garden indoors when we are spending less time outside.  Traditional winter festivals included “hanging of the greens” or "bringing in the greens" when fresh-cut greenery and branches were…