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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2009, 11:51:18 am »
Last Xmas I made  a ton of Dukka and gave that as gifts - after being asked to by some friends who had tried mine! ;)
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2009, 01:20:03 pm »
Thanks - need to start making them now so I can paint them before Santa comes down the chimney
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2009, 03:30:05 am »
I think I need to find jars though. Any ideas?

My ad on the online classifieds worked! A woman contacted me, her avid jam-making mother had recently passed away and she didn't want to through away all her jars that she had collected over the years so she gave me a call.
I haven't counted, but I would think there would be over 100 jars... maybe close to 200!

:) She said I could pick her apricots when they go to fruit as well, what a lovely person.

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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2009, 03:39:26 am »
That's fantastic, you're set for life.  And what a relief for the other lady who didn't know what to do with them.
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2009, 03:52:03 am »
Yep! It think it's good they'll go to use instead of the tip.

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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2009, 03:58:16 am »
Certainly better to be used than thrown away - just give her a bottle or two of jam and sure she'll be ecstatic.
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2009, 04:02:38 am »
:) yeah, that's a nice idea

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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2009, 04:32:29 am »
Then she'll let you have the apricots again next year.
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2009, 12:16:36 pm »
i need to do that too sim, dh keeps throwing our jars away and when i ask friends they just say they don't have any :(
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2009, 12:30:26 pm »
Lucky you Sim, that was a great idea. 
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2009, 02:35:50 am »
Will do some lemon butter. Like my own recipe as it makes twice as much as the recipe book states and I think from memory it has less sugar. (Can't be bothered getting up to check) It's certainly easier in the Thermomix.

Would you mind posting your recipe please Thermo convert?  :-*
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2009, 09:47:21 am »
i need to do that too sim, dh keeps throwing our jars away and when i ask friends they just say they don't have any :(

I got another response to my ad today, I said I didn't need anymore and I think she was going to post an add on the classifieds. She was located in Canberra, so maybe keep an eye out on the allclassifieds.com.au?

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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2009, 11:20:34 am »
thank you, will do!
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2009, 01:05:59 am »
This is a great thread, lots of ideas.

Another suggestion is cookies or brownies in a jar - with a lovely lid they look great.  I did one for a playgroup raffle and it was very popular.  My suggestion would be to leave out nuts though just in case of allergies.  This site Bakerella http://www.bakerella.com/mix-things-up/ has got a good recipe plus lots of other ideas.

I am also doing vanilla, and not sure what else yet.  I normally cook peanut brittle, peppermint logs etc and will possibly do that again.  This years hampers will go in Ecobags as well.

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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2009, 06:32:30 am »
Oh! I like the idea of the bags! I just started sewing classes, hehe, so this is good way to show off my new skills!