Monday, December 14, 2009

Gifts From Your Kitchen: Herbal Sugars

We have been creating herbal sugars for as long as I can remember. Another quick and easy herbal craft for gift giving, why not try your hand at making some herbal sugar. You are only limited by your imagination. Some of the traditional flavors we've made over the years include Vanilla sugar, Orange Cinnamon Spice, Lavender Sugar, Peppermint Candy Sugar, Scandinavian Spice Sugar, and on and on the list goes. The measurements are quite loose. To the amount of sugar you want to make, add a drop or two of food coloring (the more you add, the darker the color... we prefer only a hint of color, so only use a small amount of coloring), add some herbs or spices (these must be dry) and whir it all in a food processor until blended. Package in assorted recycled glass jars and add a bow or little lace topper and a label of course. This is a perfect gift for the tea lover on your list, or the person who has everything. Something useful from your kitchen, and hand crafted is a gift sure to please everyone.


Martha said...

I always have a jar of vanilla and a jar of lavender sugar in the larder. But I've never colored them! Vanilla is great for baking! And I use the lavender in lavender baked goods -- boosts the flavor!

May have to try the other sugars -- sound good!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a fun herbal gift. My daughter gives salt rubs packaged in recycled Marmalady's jam jars. They are so pretty, I hope I get one this year.