Let's be honest.  Thanksgiving has not even occurred yet and you're already thinking of holiday gifts.  So am I.  I like to send our friends that live in different cities something a little unique rather than store bought presents.  Last year it entailed local honey in a variety of decadent flavors.  Wrapped in a cute tin and garnished with a bow you have instant sweetness from the heart.  I came across this recipe from the blog Reading My Tea Leaves a few months ago and it already has my wheels turning.  While it may be hard to ship, I think it would be a lovely one as well.  Plus it's super easy to make.  Enjoy!

| ingredients |
1 1/2 gallon of apple cider

| directions |
pour apple cider into a large
heavy bottomed pot
bring cider to a boil
and stir occasionally
reduce the heat to medium-low and cook
for 2-3 hours or until it has 
reduced to about one cup

once the cider has thickened enough
to coat the back of a spoon
pour through a sieve
to strain any solid bits
transfer the syrup to a sterilized jar
syrup is read to right away
but will store indefinitely if refrigerated

| enjoy | 
making for loved ones on a cold, crisp saturday afternoon

p.s.  i think these market printed growlers from west elm would be perfect to send them in. 


Alecia said...

I would love to get this as a gift :)

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

Wouldn't you? Maybe we can send it to each other? :)