Let’s Make Christmas,
Make your own Mulled Wine Sachets!
The wonderful thing about being a food blogger/writer is that you get to meet lots of amazing like-minded people online, and, sometimes in person if you are lucky. I follow many blogs and I’m always astonished at the level of creativity and talent that abounds in the food blogosphere. I am also heartened how we all support each other and marvel at the level of passion that is evident in so many posts I read on a daily basis. Vanessa Kimbell started the amazing Let’s Make Christmas bauble rolling and we all rallied to her Let’s Make Christmas idea; this culminated in the official event that was held at Fortnum and Mason last week….what a fabulous event, and I will be writing a post about my experiences a little later this week.
It was at this sparkling event that I met a lovely blogging chum, Kate from Turquoise Lemons; Kate and I are “tweet” friends and both of us got into the spirit of the making Christmas idea in a BIG way……..as you will see if you visit her blog! Kate has only been blogging since August this year, 2011, and has already written some wonderful posts about hats, squirrels, chocolate brownies and many more diverse articles. I have never featured a guest blogger before, but I thought it might be nice for you all to meet Kate and maybe you can pop over when you have finished here and visit her blog ~ PLEASE do tell her I asked you to call by and she may offer you a cuppa and a home-baked Christmas treat!
I asked Kate if I could feature one of her wonderful Christmas recipes and this is the one I have chosen to share with you all ~ a REALLY innovative idea and one that I will be making to add to my home-made Christmas hampers this year ~ I am featuring Kate’s Make your own Mulled Wine Sachets……..
So here they are, and it’s over to Kate now and here is what she has to say about them………
“I absolutely love mulled wine. I always make up my first batch on bonfire night. Lots of my friends love it but aren’t sure what goes in it so I thought I would make up some sachets to go into the food hampers I’m making as gifts this year.
In order to make the teabags I took inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and her lovely tutorial on how to make teabags.
You will need:
Sewing machine and thread
Thicker embroidery thread
Dried orange and lemon
I am entering this as part of Vanessa Kimbell’s Let’s Make Christmas. Do pop along to her blog Prepped and think about entering something yourself….”
Thanks so much for agreeing to be my first guest blogger Kate, I will be back later with more recipes, photos and daily gossip!
A Trifle Rushed says
What an interesting idea. I do love a glass of mulled wine myself. I'm off to look at Kate's blog now. Looking forward to reading your write up of Let's Make Christmas!
Brilliant of you to get Kate as a guest blogger, she is a very creative and inspiring girl!
Off to visit her now to say Hi. Am planning on making a big batch of mulled wine for our Xmas party this year and will follow this recipe:) xx
This such a lovely, ever so festive Christmas gift Kate- I'd be delighted to find a few in my stocking this year!
Susan's blog says
Cor…I would never have thought of that one! Brilliant idea. x
Lovely Let's Make Christmas round up Karen. It was such a fun afternoon! Great guest post too, well done Kate!
Bee happy says
Great idea, hubby loves mulled wine 🙂
Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!
Fab idea for a church bake sale…hmm…thinking…??
La Table De Nana says
Very cute! Thank you!
What a brilliant idea! Love the use of those coffee filters. so clever you ladies are xx
Kate - Turquoise Lemons says
Thank you for such lovely comments and Karen thank you for such a kind and lovely post.
Kate Turquoise Lemons xxx
Kentish Keg-Meg says
What a lovely idea .Mmmm mulled wine this time of year is just right.
Coffee filters are a really good idea for this and Kate has made them look really attractive with the orange slices and cinnamon. I've used bits of muslin in the past and tied them up with string, but never got them to look as pretty as this.
Fabulous event and I've probably said it before, but I'll say it again, it was really good to finally meet you Karen. Will await a visit to Cornwall some year or other in anticipation 😉
Brownieville Girl says
Great idea, but the sewing would be a bit much for me!!!
Dom at Belleau Kitchen says
the coffee filter as a tea bag is genius… genius!
These look like so much fun…sometimes it's nice to make something a little bit different from the usual cookies and truffles, and these look perfect. Great little christmas gifts and so inspired.
Brilliant idea! I'm tempted to drag out the sewing machine right now!