|This holiday season, we are making and gifting some amazing fresh preserves with a little inspiration from Ball Canning and Jarden Home Brands! Be sure to check out Ball Canning’s 25 Days of Making and Giving for more wonderful holiday gift ideas throughout the month of December! #sponsored|
As I look back over the years, the gifts that have always meant the most to me are those that were hand-made. I cherish every cleverly crafted ornament my grandmother created, continue to wrap myself in the warmth of the crocheted blankets my mother lovingly stitched, and treasure the memories of holiday candies, pies and cookies they each gifted us every year.
My wish has always been to continue this tradition and since my artistic talents are best put to use in the kitchen, each year I enjoy gifting hand-crafted goods that incorporate the bounty and blessings of our farm along with the amazing flavors of the holiday season.
The Black Walnut Orange Sauce (recipe below) I created this year was inspired by the abundance of nuts we harvested and the sweet memories of the crates of fresh oranges my grandparents used to ship us from Florida each Christmas. With a little bit of flavor enhancements (maple syrup and spiced rum,) this sauce beautiful pairs with any fowl or fish dish and is equally grand served atop waffles, ice cream or pound cake for a sweet and savory dessert.
Ball Canning wants to help inspire you give meaning back to gift giving with the Ball Canning 25 Days of Making and Giving, presented by Jarden Home Brands
Through December 22, 2014 (Ends 12/22 11:59:59PM EST) visit http://www.freshpreserving.com/25days and follow the instructions to enter. You can enter once a day, each day, to win that day’s Daily Prize. Today (Day 11) you can register to win a Hot Jar Handler, 1 Case Ball Pint and a Half Jars!
Find more information and inspiration by following Ball Canning on Facebook and Twitter @BallCanning too!