Being away from home for the first half of December meant there was a lot less holiday baking than usual. But oh, I just couldn't make it through a holiday season without a little bit of peppermint bark. So, among a few other things we squeezed in, there was one epic triple-the-recipe peppermint bark making session one night. Yum.
(And guess what? There's a stashed supply of ingredients tucked away somewhere in this house for a dark February day. Oh yes - I am quite pleased with myself about this one.)
My favorite recipe for it, found here - Orangette
While these aren't technically edible, if you ask my children, they do fit under the 'food' category. (While I agree with them that it's perfectly safe to do so with this mama-made stuff, I'm just not sure I understand eating lip balm). In the tricky days of our autumn - when "crafting" time had to fit neatly into fifteen minute increments of time with the kids, we all fell just a little bit in love with making lotions, potions and balms (and other yummy body care goods). There was a whole lot of this made in the month of December and then scattered about to friends and family. And I think there will be lots more making in the winter months to come. (The boys are concocting a special 'skiers lotion' that they have grand plans for.)
My guides have been - Organic Body Care Recipes, and Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair, with beeswax provided locally, and most other supplies coming from Mountain Rose Herbals. (Muslin drawstring bags were purchased in bulk on Etsy, and the "keep calm" stamp is from Rubber Soul.)
The holidays are so yummy, aren't they? Tell me - what were your favorite handmade edibles this holiday season?