Foodie Secret Santa

It’s that time of the year again when Claire from Claire K Creations organises a Foodie Secret Santa for all those wanting to be involved.

Cherry Chutney

Cherry Chutney

I was happy to once again be participating.  As I did last year, I made cranberry sauce and cherry chutney as the gifts for my recipients.  The bloggers my gifts went to were all women I have previously not met in cyberland so it was lovely to make some new connections.  They are…

Perfect with turkey and ham

Perfect with turkey and ham

Sharon from Wee Love Baking;

Roxanne from The Baking Dentist; and

Bryton from Food in Literature.

3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Posting glass jars does make me nervous, especially when one of the packages did have to go to the other side of Oz, so I was very relieved to hear my jars of condiments arrived without catastrophe.

A great Christmas gift

Just three ingredients

In return I received the following gifts…

Claire from Claire K Creations posted me a jar of macadamia dukkah.  I do love dukkah on Turkish bread dipped in olive oil and it makes either a great snack or an appetiser to enjoy with a glass of wine.

Macadamia Dukkah

Macadamia Dukkah

Cassandra from Cassie Cakes posted me a tissue-lined box filled with individually wrapped pieces of eggnog fudge.  I loved the individual wrapping and how the eggnog flavour is so Christmasy.  The fudge smells divine and it’s very soft and melt-in-the-mouth.  This has been a very popular after-dinner snack.

Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog Fudge

Sharon from Wee Love Baking posted me a handy container beautifully packaged with a variety of treats covered in green tissue.  Lifting the tissue I found this gorgeous fox cookie that had been iced so precisely and perfectly I was immediately impressed with Sharon’s talent.

A fox cookie

A fox cookie

Removing the next layer of tissue I found some festively decorated double chocolate chip cookies.  And who doesn’t love a double chocolate chip cookie!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

And at the bottom of the container was a jar of earl grey infused salted caramel sauce.  I haven’t tried the sauce yet but the name alone has me in love with it.

Earl Grey Infused Salted Caramel Sauce

Earl Grey Infused Salted Caramel Sauce

Thanks Claire for organising this year’s Foodie Secret Santa; it’s been a great opportunity to be introduced to some new and generous and very talented bloggers, and I’ve received some very thoughtful and delightful gifts that above all, traveled well!

Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog Fudge

Thank you Secret Santas for my gifts.

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous collection of Xmas treats.

  2. I don’t play the foodie secret Santa, but I see lots of good things there, Charlie xx

  3. How fun!! Your cherry chutney sounds delicious 🙂

  4. How lovely – I was really pleased to get an invitation but too busy to respond and am glad I didn’t as I worry I might have been too busy to participate too. But I think it is such a great idea. Enjoy your goodies!

  5. What a wonderful idea, all those Christmas goodies look really delicious and so clever. GG

  6. Sounds like a super fun and delicious ending to Secret Santa Exchange. I really love your cranberry sauce and cherry chutney. I can picture so many dishes that would be awesome with your toppings. Wishing you a super holiday season!

  7. I would have been terrified of the cost of mailing let alone that they would survive! You are definitely a brave lady and I’m glad they survived! What beautiful treats you received in return.

  8. Gorgeous.
    I LOVE clicking into your Martha Stewart World! xxx

  9. Well done Claire for organising this again – and well done Australia Post for getting things to their destinations in one piece!

  10. What a creative group you have! Lovely offerings by all. I may just have to add macadamia nuts to my dukkah! Happy holidays to you and your family, Charlie.

  11. What a fun idea! Everything looks super delicious, and the fox cookie is quite a work of art!

  12. What a fun idea! You sure received some lovely treats!

  13. Aren’t they all so clever and amazing to be able to get these gifts out in time. one day I’ll join in and send you something too Charlie! X

  14. What fun!!! All of the foodie gifts sound wonderful!

  15. What lovely gifts – earl grey salted caramel sauce has me intrigued and that fox cookie is almost too beautiful to eat. It’s a lovely concept, doing this gift swapping.

  16. What an amazing and gorgeous selection of treats you’ve received. This is a fantastic idea!

  17. What a wonderful gift box! Quite a variety of treats and they all look so good!
    Well, I’ll be shutting down for 2015 here in a few days so I wanted to wish you and your wonderful family a lovely and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s been a joy reading about your many exploits and enjoying your fabulous recipes. Can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2016.

  18. I’d love to do this one year/ It sounds like so much fun! 😀

  19. I got your name too but I was late. Life is just a bit overwhelming for me right now. You should have it this week.

    I received two gifts but I can’t post this year. I got the same container from Sharon but the container was broken, the jar was broken with glass shards in everything.

    Then I received some toffee but it had melted in the heat.

    Pay back for being late, I’m sure!

    I made my gifts three times and had three shipping fails. I sent a letter in the package. 🙂 and no it’s not really funny but I did laugh.

  20. Yum…. I forgot to tell Claire I wanted to join this year 🙂 AH well, next year then 🙂
    Liz xx

  21. what wonderful gifts you all made for each other. and a lovely foodie idea. does claire ever invite newbies or is it a closed group? :=)
    merry xmas to all. see you in 2016.
    xx

  22. SO much fun!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Charlie!!! xoxo

  23. Wonderful gifts all the way around!

  24. I love it all. Beautiful presents for Christmas. Gorgeous this foodie secret Santa.

  25. What fun and wonderful gifts! 🙂

  26. Eggnog fudge is such a brilliant idea and how exquisite is that fox cookie! Like a work of art! I’m also in love with the sound of earl grey salted caramel – what a wicked combo.

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