Our tip present ideas for a food and splash lover

December 2, 2015 - garden totes

Gift-giving deteriorate is here. To counterfeit a difference of singer-songwriter Freddie Scott, we’ve got all a target of your munificence needs. From succulent products to pleasing leather blade carriers, and sourced from locations nearby and far, this list includes something we wish can fit any bill or wish list.


Collapsible fritter mount from Epicurean. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Collapsible fritter stands concede for flattering display though holding adult desired sideboard space. Made from mixed layers of Forest Stewardship Council-certified timber fibers and dense with a food-safe resin. Stands measuring 9.25 by 5.25 inches ($40) or 12.5 by 7.25 ($60) are accessible in line-up or nutmeg during Hill’s Kitchen , or around www.epicureancs.com and www.surlatable.com.


Canned products from Pennsylvania. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post).

Forget your common specialty preserves and opt instead for co-branded jams from Three Spring Fruit Farm, a seven-generation plantation in Adams County, Pa. Salted Brown Sugar Peach (9 ounces), Tart Cherry (12 ounces) and Tomato (9 ounces) — done regulating favorite recipes of Marisa McClellan of FoodInJars.com — sell for $8 online (via three-springs-fruit-farm.myshopify.com) or $6 during a Downtown Silver Spring FreshFarm Market. Other products accessible embody an heirloom tomato sauce, a Everyday Tomato Gravy (32 ounces, $9.50 online or $8 during a market), constructed with submit from Philadelphia’s Two Birds Canning and Catering.


(Oyster knife. (Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington Post))

As betrothed by a importer, John Martin Taylor, this nickel-free, surgical-steel EZ Profi Oyster Knife is a best we’ve encountered. $70, accessible from www.hoppinjohns.com.


Leather blade carrier. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

From Virginia-based leather association Moore Giles, a vast leather blade conduit for a critical blade geek or leather partner in your life. We won’t decider if we buy it as a present for yourself. $395, accessible from www.mooreandgiles.com.


A scratch-and-sniff book for grown-ups. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

For a determined whiskey snob, “The Essential Scratch Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All.“ Around $14 by Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.


“The Virginia Table.” (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Here are a people and producers behind Virginia’s culinary and booze scene, all collected into a tidy, beautifully photographed book. $22 around VirginiaTable.com, or during Salt Sundry, Broad Branch Market and Red Apron (Penn Quarter and Mosaic District locations only).


Cuispro juicer. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Getting a many extract from citrus can be tricky; enter a Cuisipro ergonomic citrus juicer, that creates juicing a snap. A nifty “pulp selector” controls how most pap is in your juice, while dual sizes of reamers accommodate any citrus, from limes to grapefruits. $18.95 from Amazon.com.


An collection of rice and beans from Arkansas Rice Depot. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

The heading producers of rice in a United States, Arkansas growers have been donating crops to a nonprofit Arkansas Rice Depot given 1982. Proceeds from a sales of finished rice go behind to support anti-hunger charities, so we can feel good about a Arkansas Basmati Rice on your plate, or get sentimental for a 1990s with Presidential Parmesan Rice, formed on a recipe donated by Bill Clinton. Gift boxes start during $25, from RiceDepot.org.


A sampling of pleasant furnish from Robert Is Here. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

When a pleasant vacation is not in a cards, we can try a universe by tropical fruit from Robert Is Here, an iconic fruit mount in South Florida. Confound your friends with such delights as dragonfruit, sapote and somewhat uncertain jackfruit. And of march there are Florida avocados. Prices vary; sequence from RobertIsHere.com.


Asian pears. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

You don’t have to transport outward a Mid-Atlantic to find ideal Asian pears. The Spira family began transforming Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley into pear-adise (sorry!) after finding a fruit during a outing to Japan in 1973. Each pear is picked by palm and examined before being away wrapped for shipping. Gift boxes start during $29.95; WonderfulFruit.com.


A accumulation of olive oils from Texas Hill Country Olive Co. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

A meagre 5 years after planting their initial olive trees on 15 acres in Dripping Springs, Tex., a Gambini family is producing award-winning organic olive oil, including Sola Stella (Lone Star), that has won bullion medals this year in general competitions in New York and Los Angeles. Olive oil ranges in cost from $18 to $33 and is accessible around TexasHillCountryOliveCo.com.

If you’re yearning for a ambience of a wild, we can’t go wrong with huckleberries. Located in Hungry Horse, Mont. — only 9 miles from Glacier National Park — a Huckleberry Patch has been a domicile for all things huckleberry given 1949. Most important is Erna Fortin’s huckleberry pie (below, left), accessible for $48.95 around HuckleberryPatch.com.


Huckleberry Pie. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post).

Dark Stormy popcorn. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post).

For something to prove a worldly honeyed tooth, demeanour no serve than a cocktail caramel corn from Butter Scotch. The Brooklyn bakery’s line offers 3 flavors: Dark Stormy, Hot Toddy and Green Chili Margarita. Use them as stocking stuffers, or take them to holiday parties for a stewardess present that can go true from bag to bowl. A collection of all 3 bags goes for $25, or we can splurge for a $60 two-gallon tin, all accessible during www.ButterAndScotch.com.

A handmade, screen-printed present from a Neighborgoods will lighten adult any kitchen — or baby. Food-themed towels and onesies embody desirable sketches of such edibles as furnish or cheese, and equally desirable food puns (“I’m kind of a vast dill”). Towels cost $18 and onesies $25 on a shop’s Etsy site (www.etsy.com/shop/TheNeighborgoods); some equipment accessible during Hill’s Kitchen, Glen’s Garden Market and Righteous Cheese, as good as by Washington’s Green Grocer.


Neighborgoods onesie. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Macaron earrings. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

The polymer clay jewelry from Inedible Jewelry looks good adequate to eat, though you’ll have to satifsy yourself with merely drooling over a in­cred­ibly picturesque creations of Jessica and Susan Partain. The Charlottesville-based sisters qualification their little baubles by hand, and their endless collection covers produce, baked goods, cocktails and more. If we can eat it, they sell it — and if not, they’ll make it for you. Necklaces and earrings are $20 to $38 on www.InedibleJewelry.com .


Julie’s Datery holiday sampler. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Julie’s Datery already creates interesting pressed dates, one of a favorite locally done snacks. Now owners Julie Reynes’s candy have put on their holiday excellent for a special chocolate dates present box. Each sampler comes with 4 chocolate-and-hazelnut-stuffed dates; 4 walnut-stuffed and chocolate-dipped dates; and 10 pickled peanut butter date caramels dipped in chocolate. Arranged in a gratifying box, a package costs $24.99 during www.juliesdatery.com.


Farmhouse Tomme, baby spinach and fungus contingent quiche in a ceramic mold. (Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington Post)

Cheesecake with succulent flowers and cranberry coulis, in a biodegradable mold. (Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington Post)

Made from Virginia farmstead cheeses and plantation market-sourced fruits and vegetables, a savory tarts and quiches from Stonyman Gourmet Farmer make a juicy present or further to a holiday table. Each is accessible in a vast (returnable) ceramic mold or middle biodegradable wooden mold. Prices operation from $18 to $30; call Stonyman Gourmet (540-860-9090) or sequence online (www.stonymangourmetfarmer.com) to haven a product for pickup during any of their marketplace locations.


Momofuku present basket. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

For a Momofuku super-fan — we know, a kind who couldn’t wait for David Chang’s grill to open in CityCenterDC, who stood in line on Day One — cruise a Grand Slam Gift Pack. The collection consists of dual bottles of a signature Ssäm Sauce, a Ssäm Sauce grill fist bottle, a “Lucky Peach Presents: 101 Easy Asian Recipes” cookbook, Lucky Peach activity book, Momofuku pink receptacle bag, Momofuku beanie hat, Momofuku plaque sheet, dual koozies from Fuku (Chang’s boiled duck shop) and Compost Cookie brew from sister bakery Milk Bar. Shipped in a box flashy with a turkey blueprint by Chang himself, a present container is accessible for $125 during products.momofuku.com.


Gift basket of internal artisinal goodies. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post).

The tenure “gift basket” needn’t be synonymous with tedious wicker. Premium present baskets from Virginia-based Spartan Oil enclose locally constructed products, including Spartan’s extra-virgin olive oil in a refillable stoneware bottle, Lindera Farms elderflower vinegar and sea salt from J.Q. Dickinson. Small ($50), middle ($80) and vast ($100, graphic above) baskets — done of weathered timber — are accessible around www.spartan-oil.com; prices do not embody shipping.


Amarena cherries for your (or your friend’s) subsequent cocktail. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Forget those neon-red supermarket suckers. These dark, palatable Amarena cherries will make we remember because people worry putting fruit in their drinks. Give these to your favorite Manhattan fan, if we can bear to partial with them. Small jars are $5.99 during Ace Beverage.

Mixing a cocktail after work is already a good impulse after a prolonged day. Mixing one with this gold-plated Beachbum Berry branded ladle (below, left), finish with a bullion skull mounted on a end? Now that’s adequate to make a bureau seem a prolonged approach off, indeed. Give it to your favorite bandit aficionado. $29.99, around www.cocktailkingdom.com.


The Beachbum Berry Skull Barspoon. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Cynar 70 Proof. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

The sour and bibulous have been going nuts for a new Cynar 70 (above, right), a higher-proof chronicle of a artichoke amaro favorite. Deeper, richer and with records of sharp dim cocoa and wood, it’s good in booze-forward cocktails or on a rocks with a turn of citrus. One-liter bottles are $37.99 from Ace Beverage.

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