Monday, November 10, 2008

Homemade Holidays: For the chef in the family

For every person who struggles to get food quickly on the table, there's a family member or friend who thrives on the cooking process. Finding a gift for your favorite chef may on the surface seem easy. After all, there's always a new gadget on the market.

But if you're in a cost-saving mode or aiming to green your holiday gift-giving, you may want to consider creating a cooking basket.

Throw together a basket filled with locally produced or sustainable coffees, teas, sauces, or other cooking treats. Add in a bamboo cutting board, which is more sustainable than the plastic or silocone counterparts, or an out-of-print cookbook from a used bookstore.

You could also include homemade spices or rubs in bags or jars. Here are a few recipes to whet your appetite:

Read other Homemade Holidays ideas.

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