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MY FAVOURITE THINGS: Holiday Nibbles & Edible Gifts Ideas with Seaweeds

Finding gifts for some people may be a difficult task. Offering food can be a nice solution especially if you prepare it yourself and the presentation shows an investment of time and creativity. ‘My Favourite Things’ features Home-made gift ideas and nibbles with a difference for entertaining during the Holiday Season. Making your own gifts really transforms the gesture of giving into something much more personal…isn’t it the meaning of the Season ?

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The Best Mint Jelly set with Agar

The mint jelly that my family used to serve with the lamb had nothing to do with the real thing and I remember to this day the horror in Doug’s eyes when I served it the first time! Since then, I have tasted lots of different mint sauce & jelly and I would like to share my favourite recipe.

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Seaweed Pesto, made with Dulse

The word ‘Pesto’ comes from the Italian for ‘pounding’ or ‘crushing’, traditionally done with a pestle & mortar. The name is now commonly used for mixtures containing various types of herbs, nuts, allium (genus for various onions & garlic) & cheese. Try this version with the red seaweed ‘Dulse’ !

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Low sugar Rhubarb, Orange & Walnut Marmalade with Agar

Agar is great in fruit jelly preparations, unlike pectin; it doesn’t need the sugar to form a gel. The good news is that you can make your own preserves with minimum sugar and still get the right texture.

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