Healthy Homemade Gifts
As we approach the holiday season, escaping promotions, advertising and all that fuss around giving gifts seems unavoidable. Not that I wouldn't take part in the turmoil, I love to shop for organically certified teas, sustainable fashion or books. But I always add something homemade, it just makes the holiday season merrier, plus it makes me feel good! Below you'll find some ideas for homemade gifts that taste good, look good and smell good.
Provence is well known for truffles (Tuber melanosporum), an edible fungi called the 'diamond of the kitchen' (and as expensive as one), found in close association with tree roots (mainly oak trees in our region). You either love them or hate them as their taste is very particular. Chocolate truffles, however, are a crowd pleaser and make a perfect last minute gift for a foodie in your family or among your friends.
A perfect gift for a relative or a friend with some time for self care. With no artificial ingredients, soothing and relaxing.
A tradition in my home country, these Gingerbread cookies are a must-be on our holiday table.
Got some gardener in your family? He or she will love homemade calendula cream, designed specifically for irritated skin.