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  • KimmieJ
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    • 4th Dec 09, 9:02 PM
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  • rosered100
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    • 5th Dec 09, 8:35 AM
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    • 5th Dec 09, 8:35 AM
    I've used this website for a couple of years (no registration required) for some different ideas.
    http://christmas.organizedhome.com/gifts-crafts-gift-tags/gifts-in-a-jar

    and this one for some lovely homemade chocolates
    http://www.downsizer.net/Projects/Processing_Food/Home-made_chocolates/
    • Kimitatsu
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  • inamar
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    • 5th Dec 09, 10:20 AM
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    Thank you I was wondering actually if that`s the right place.Now I know.
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  • vl2588
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    • 11th Nov 11, 6:53 PM
    Homemade Christmas Gifts (lemon)
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    • 11th Nov 11, 6:53 PM
    Hi all, sorry to create another thread, have followed Sqeaky's advice and still cannot find what I am looking for. I feel sure that a thread with recipes for this sort of thing exists but I cannot find it!

    I have quite a few lemons to use up and had the idea of using them to make HM Christmas gifts. Please could anyone suggest anything?

    So far I have thought of:

    Lemon curd
    Limoncello (bit expensive!)
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  • seajaxx
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    • 11th Nov 11, 7:06 PM
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    Lemon marmalade (yum) here I've made this and it's lovely!
    Moroccan preserved lemons (very cheap and easy and unusual) here good in Moroccan food. I made some for some foodie friends and they were delighted.
    Limoncello is gorgeous! (even if it is a wee bit pricey)
    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 11th Nov 11, 7:15 PM
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    The complete jam, chutney and other preserves thread. Click Here
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    • By squeaky 11th Nov 11, 7:47 PM
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    And all sorts of threads on lemons: lemon threads here on Old Style MoneySaving
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    • meritaten
    • By meritaten 11th Nov 11, 7:56 PM
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    Lemon Curd! I absolutely love it! would be thrilled if someone made me a jar (large please)!
    I am also partial to candied lemon slices. (hint).
    failing that - you could also send me Lemon Meringue Pie - Its my favourite dessert! (I am not sweet toothed and love something both tart and sweet to finish a meal (I mean if I absolutely have to do a dessert!) and if someone else makes it so much the better.
    Aldi do a Lemon cheesecake - thats delish too - perhaps there is a recipe out there in tinterland?
    • Emmala
    • By Emmala 11th Nov 11, 8:23 PM
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    Lemon curd would be a lovely gift!!
  • mi jardin
    Could you stud them with cloves like you would an orange? I've never tried it, but I guess you could.

  • vl2588
    Thanks all for the suggestions, most tempted by lemon marmalade but I must not use my own tastes to guide my choice of gift for others!
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    • meritaten
    • By meritaten 13th Nov 11, 6:33 PM
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    Wellllll - No Lemon Curd? ok - Lemon Marmalade sounds delish! I usually prefer the tangier Lime marmalade - must make some Lemon Marmalade, see if its just as nice! Thanks for the idea!
  • vl2588
    Can't make lemon curd due to the fridge requirement! Everyone has far to travel at Christmas including me, so it won't survive
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 17th Nov 11, 10:36 AM
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    ive merged this with our homemade food gifts thread

    This question was asked before about lemon curd - and someone suggested lemon cheese?

    Is lemon drizzle cake any use?
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  • vl2588
    Very nice but only uses one lemon (plus another for zest I think). I will be making some form of cake, just not for using up lemons purposes

    Thanks all
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 17th Nov 11, 8:00 PM
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    Two years ago i made decorations with orange slices. I studded them with cloves, dried them on the radiator on kitchen roll. Then i thread them with ummmm giftwrap string or ribbon. I glittered and decorated some and everyone wanted one. Everyone thought they were gorgeous

    They look very blue peter but the pics didn't do them justice at all

    Pics - here,
    here
    here
    here


    they would work with lemon if you're crafty and have time on your hands.

    I think im going to make some this year, everyone went mad for them. I really wish the pics did them justice Mum thought i had lost the plot


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  • vl2588
    I love that idea!
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 17th Nov 11, 9:20 PM
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    Thanks! they were a labour of love but very therapeutic. Do let me know if you make them - i need pics!!!! Oranges are going on my list soon

    If you look in the pound shops you can get the present confetti in all shapes and sizes, you can decorate with all sorts of things. Keep scraps of ribbon too and bag yourself some cheap glitter. Happy days.

    The more i did, i learnt you need to anchor the bow/ribbon to ensure it doesnt turn to one side. SO you knot it so it hangs centrally if that makes sense.
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