our homemade food gifts on ‘the splendid table’

Ellen Silverman

Ellen Silverman

This weekend on public radio stations across the country, The Splendid Table, Lynne Rosetto Kasper’s wonderful food radio show, will be airing an interview with Sally about ‘the improvised life’ approach to Homemade Holiday Food Gifts. Check out Splendid Table’s website for show times in your area, download podcasts or stream the show. You’ll find Sally’s recipes for Dried Apricots in Cardamom Syrup, Roasted Dried Apricots with Cardamom, and Alt-Malted Milk Balls. Holidays with the Splendid Table has loads of resources for entertaining and gift-giving.

This weekend ‘the improvised life’ will feature Homemade Chocolates for Improvising, another great food gift and staple for holiday parties.

3 Responses to our homemade food gifts on ‘the splendid table’

  1. Julia 12.13.2009 at 8:49pm #

    How do the tulip canning jars work? What keeps the lids on?

  2. Sally 12.13.2009 at 9:09pm #

    This jar is made by Weck, a line of charmingly-shaped canning jars in various sizes. The jar has a glass lid sealed by a rubber gasket (between jar and lid) and metal clips that clamp the lid down tight. Then, if you like, you can heat-seal them in the traditional way, using a water bath. I simply clamp the jar shut and attach a note with the name of the preparation, some ideas as to how to use it, and PLEASE REFRIGERATE in large letters. You can order Weck jars at http://www.weckcanning.com/

  3. tannaz 12.18.2009 at 2:05pm #

    i’ve made these apricots in cardamom syrup for a gift before. they were amazingly plump and lovely, made my apartment smell incredible, and were very well received!

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