Looking for a perfect Christmas Gift for everyone on your list is never easy ,especially when there’s a maddening variety of gift sets to choose from. I do know it’s really tempting to just grab a few of the pre-packed salt and pepper or honey and chilli jars packaged brilliantly but honestly it’s for someone you really want to treat then sparing just a tiny moment of thought will go a long way.
Even if your friend is not a connoisseur of fine and exotic food, the Harvey Nichols Alchemic larder – Easy Tasty Magic – Christmas gift box set with 16 tiny jars of exotic,beautifully colorful ingredients will be a very welcome gift!This box of exotic beauties is packaged so beautifully that I can imagine a wild shriek of happiness when the wrapping paper has been ripped off to reveal these jars full of stardust,shine,sparkle,fiery flavours and even a promise of paradise!
I must say it didn’t take me much time to decide on the Alchemic Larder – Easy Tasty Magic -to review after glancing through the list of products that I was invited to choose from by Harvey Nichols. It is impossible to resist this Laura Santtini creation of ”Spell Binding Flavours” – a power packed box of ingredients with endless possibilities and as the box says some ”notions for potions”!
For those who may be thrown off balance by names such as furikake ,sumac ,devil’s penis chilli and grains of paradise amongst others , worry not , the box comes with a little note about how one can set about using the magic potion from each jar.
L-R : Grains of Paradise, Devils Penis Chilli and Furikake.
I decided to spice up a dull Tuesday afternoon meal by putting on my wizard hat (!!) and firing up my cauldron err oven and got busy in the kitchen.Some White Mischief powder as a rub onto a Tilapia fish which then went into the oven and sent crazy delicious aromas wafting through my kitchen !
For dessert it was Mediterranean Lavendar sprinkled with just a tiny hint of sugar and a generous slosh of gin onto a handful of blueberries, am not sure I can stay awake much longer after this meal.
While I am off to catch an afternoon nap why don’t you head to the online shop and order some a few Easy Tasty Magic Alchemic Larder gift boxes from Harvey Nichols and make someone happy – very ,very happy this Christmas?! 🙂 Priced at £29.95 this is a fabulous addition to any kitchen and can get even the most unenthusiastic cook hooked. After all ,fine ingredients sourced from around the globe all packed into these handy jars which by the way have awesome re-use value ,can inspire anyone to dish up a feast,no? Harvey Nichols also has a large selection of Food and Wine as gifting options apart from their many Christmas gift hampers .
Disclaimer:I was sent this fabulous gift set box to review by Harvey Nichols and was not compensated monetarily.Like all my previous posts about events and reviews, ALL opinions expressed here are entirely my own. For more fabulous recipe ideas there is a tiny card with information inside the Alchemic Larder box.