One of the things I find hardest about working from home is the complete lack of Christmas spirit in my office. Yes, I know it’s up to me, and I have been playing – and singing along – to many Christmas carols over the last 17 days (sorry neighbours and passers-by). But it’s not the same as an office filled with Christmas cheer and Secret Santa furtiveness.
When Claire from Claire K Creations emailed a few bloggers asking if anyone would be keen for a Foodie Secret Santa, I immediately said YES! YES! YES!!
I received my three allocated Secret Santa recipients, and then pondered about what to make. It didn’t take long – I decided to make some of the totally gorgeous chilli lime crumb that is featured in one of my favourite Thermomix cookbooks, Dani Valent’s In The Mix.
This ticked all boxes:
- quick and easy to make (silly me is doing a uni summer school subject as well as working)
- something a little different – and not sweet!
- tastes amazing
- easy to post
- it will last a month or two if not eaten immediately.
Thanks to my Foodie Secret Santas for sending me such wonderful gifts.
The honey mustard will be beautiful with our Christmas ham, as will the bread and butter pickles. The savoury dukka will be enjoyed as part of our Christmas Eve celebrations, and the sensational sweet maple dukka is almost all eaten – divine on mango with plain yogurt for breakfast for the last few mornings. The peanut brittle is just great as is. As you would expect.
If you want to see what else appeared in this year’s Foodie Secret Santa, and for some great home made gift ideas, visit Claire K Creations.