Flavour horizons – Homemade spice blends

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 This year, my Christmas presents – yes, almost done – are a bit more on the (online) store bought side than on team DIY. Not by concept, it just happened. Nevertheless you won’t find a gift guide on this blog. I don’t think anyone needs another one.

What you’ll find here – like every year – is some inspiration for homemade Christmas presents. One of my homemade presents is this set of spice blends. I chose three of my favourite spices. The idea was to assemble a combination of spice mixes that are versatile on the one hand, but somehow exotic as well. An invitation to discover new flavour horizons. Spices that can be used in ordinary dishes and give them a special twist. I finally ended up with Hawaij (Molly’s version), Dukkah (Heidi’s version), and Furikake (somewhere between this and this recipe).

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Of course you could choose other spice blends, flavoured salts or f.ex. tea blends, adjusted to the person your gifting. Pinterest holds enough inspiration for the barbecue aficionado, the Tuscany lover, the foodie with a crush on Asian cooking,…

For the packaging – at least half of the fun when making homemade presents – I went for glass tubes with cork stoppers. A proper, elegant presentation for the spice blends. They are all wrapped and tied together with a label that also holds informations on how to use the spices. (German readers can load down the label here: Label Gewürzmischungen)

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What are your favourite  homemade presents?

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One comment

  1. Eine tolle Idee und dann auch noch so hübsch verpackt 🙂 Ich schenke dieses Jahr auch halb-gekauft und halb-selbstgemacht, aber so schön wie bei Dir ist es nicht geworden!

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