EatinEatOut : Holiday 2012
WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 17 Keep your costs re.Try these classic zle some melted d dried apricots + • Pecans + 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1 tsp smoked paprika (mix with dried apples) • Walnuts + 1/4 cup brown sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon + ½ tsp cumin + ¼ tsp cayenne (mix with chopped prunes) TO TOAST NUTS: • Preheat oven to 300º F • Spread 3 cups of unsalted nuts in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet • Place nuts in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes • Check them often (every 5 minutes) • Stir at the 10 minute mark so that the nuts are evenly heated • Take nuts out of the oven when browned, let them cool down, toss with dried fruit • If using seasonings, mix together on low heat in a skillet -- toss with toasted nuts until well coated, let them cool before packing HOW TO ENJOY: Snack as is, or serve on top of cereal, yogurt, and salads. Making your own food gifts can be easy on your wallet and a fun activity to do as a family. Whether it's for a teacher, your hairdresser or a hostess gift, a tasty treat from your kitchen is always special. These gifts are also handy to have on hand when you acci- dently overlook some- one in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Hereareafewofmy favourite wholesome food gift ideas. Add your own personal twist - package them in Mason jars dressed up with a stylish ribbon. Don't forget to tie on a tag with prep instruc- tions or ideas on how to enjoy your gift.