A very quick post for you today
Possibly the simplest foodie present going – all you need is sugar, vanilla pods and jars
I got my ceramic topped jars from a lovely vintage-style home store in Chester (although I strangely saw similar ones in John Lewis craft department)
After temporarily removing the rubber seals, I sterilised the jars by washing them in hot soapy water and then drying them in the oven (pre-heated on 140c)
Once dried, I simply added golden caster sugar and stuck half a vanilla pod in each jar
You can then use string, ribbon and bells to finish off the look
And the best bit is, it’s the gift that keeps on giving – as the sugar is used, fresh stuff can be added and the pods should be good for a year
Am going to keep a jar back for myself to try out in hot drinks, baking and on toast (an American blog idea!)
I was going to make Christmas biscuits this evening, but it seems I have an infestation of tiny bugs in my baking cupboard!
Not sure what they are… but they’ve taken out four bags of flour so far… and I feel itchy just thinking about them
Any ideas on the best way to proceed?