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Tasty and Helpful Kitchen Gifts for Your Traditional Foods Cook
Here’s a roundup (as they say in Texas!) of tasty and helpful kitchen gifts that you can get, as well as make, for the favorite traditional foods cooks in your life, including yourself!
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Homemade gifts for your favorite traditional foods cooks take time and ingredients to prepare, but your recipients will treasure the love and effort you put into making your gifts.
In my recent video about Homemade Traditional Foods Christmas Gifts, I talk about the different types of homemade food gifts you can make depending on your available time. Since publishing my video in early November, I updated the blog post to include my latest recipes that would make tasty and delicious presents.
These homemade gifts range from simple Make Ahead Mixes to more time-involved gifts, such as making marmalade. Check out all the homemade gift levels based on their time and preparation:
- Simple to Make Christmas Gifts
- Medium to Make Christmas Gifts
- Advanced to Make Christmas Gifts
- Bonus Gifts
Kitchen Gifts for Your Traditional Foods Cook
In addition to homemade items, you can also purchase kitchen gift products for your favorite cooks. In this blog post, I’ve listed a few ideas for products that you, your family, or friends might enjoy as they continue to grow and become more experienced on their traditional foods journey.
For baking presents, the following products make a complete kitchen gift set for your baker to:
- Start with an Ancient Whole Grain they may not have tried before
- Create their own flour with the Mockmill Grain Mill
- Find recipes to bake with whole grains from cookbooks
Whole Grain Gift Ideas
Learn about the different wheat berries and ancient grains in my Wheat Berries FAQs video.
Mockmill Grain Mill
Once you give your favorite cooks the gift of whole grains, you’ll want to help them grind the grain into flour so they can make delicious baked goods. I show you the grain grinder that I purchased for my kitchen in my Mockmill unboxing video.
To get started with the Mockmill, I show you how to make all-purpose Einkorn flour at home with my tutorial video, and you can use this same technique for grinding any ancient grain. If you decide to get a Mockmill Grain Mill for your favorite baker, you can use my link and code MARYSNEST to get 5% off your purchase.
Baking Cookbook Ideas
Here are a few cookbooks that your favorite bakers will enjoy.
Bone Broth Making Gifts
The following kitchen gifts would warm the heart of your favorite bone broth maker.
Bone Broth Devices
You can make nourishing bone broth in a variety of devices, from the stockpot to the slow cooker to the Instant Pot, as I show you in my tutorial videos. I like using the following kitchen items when making bone broth:
- Slow Cooker: 7-Quart, 8-Quart, 10-Quart
- Stockpot: 16-Quart, 20-Quart
- Instant Pot: 8-Quart Duo Plus
- Fat Separator
- Stainless Steel Strainer
- Flour Sack Towels
If you’ve seen my bone broth making videos, you know what a time-saver the Fat Separator is. In my earlier bone broth making videos, I show you how to store your freshly made broth in your freezer to harden the fat before scraping it off to reserve for your future traditional foods recipes.
However, in my later videos, I show you how to use this clever Fat Separator. This device gives you a clarified broth without having to chill your broth. Many viewers of my videos have said, “This is a game changer!”
Bones from US wellness Meats
If you can’t find the best bones for bone broth from your local supermarket, US Wellness Meats has an excellent selection that would make any beef bone broth extra rich, gelatinous, and delicious.
If you order from US Wellness Meats, be sure to use promocode MARYNEST and my link to save 15% off regular-priced items on your US Wellness Meats order.
- Beef Knuckle Bones
- Beef Long Marrow Bones
- Beef Medium Marrow Bones
- Beef Neck Bones
- Beef Osso Buco (beef shanks)
- Beef Patella Femur Bone
- Beef Oxtails
- Beef Thin Marrow Bones
- Bison Soup Bones
To discover how US Wellness ships and packages its products, watch my US Wellness Meats Unboxing video to see the products I purchased.
For the Young Bone Broth Maker
And for your young bone broth maker or broth drinker (or one who is young at heart), The Child plush figure from the Mandalorian—who drinks bone broth—is a wonderful gift. (And yes, I have a Baby Yoda too to keep me company when I make bone broth.)
Here are some of the fermentation products that I’ve purchased and used in my fermenting recipes. They are helpful kitchen gifts that would delight the fermenters in your life.
- Masontops Complete Fermentation Kit
- Ball Mason Wide Mouth Jars with Lids and Bands
- Leak Proof/Airtight Storage Lids
- Silicone Pickle Pipes
- Fermentation Glass Weights
- Wooden Pickle Packer
- Wooden Kraut Pounder
For beginning fermenters, the Masontops Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit provides (almost) everything you need to get started. All you have to do is add Mason jars, and your lucky gift recipient will be able to start making any of these tasty and nutritious lacto-fermented recipes:
- Cranberry sauce
- Giardiniera – Italian relish
- Red cabbage
- Tomatoes and basil
- And more!
If you purchase Masontops or Breadsmart products, be sure to use promo code MARYSNST for a one-time 15% off Masontops products on Amazon.com.
To learn more about the Masontops Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit, watch my unboxing video.
Water Bath Canning Gifts
Water bath canning is the easiest way to get started canning, and here are the supplies that I like to use.
Favorite Water Bath Canning Equipment
Favorite Water Bath Canning Supplies
- Canning Essentials Kit (includes debubbler)
- Canning Scoop/Ladle
- Canning Funnel with Head Space Markings
- Ball Quilted 12-ounce Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands
- Ball Regular Mouth Lids and Bands
- Ball Regular Mouth Pint 16-oz Mason Jar with Lids and Bands
- Ball Wide Mouth Jars 32-oz with Lids and Bands
- Secure Lift Jar Lifter
To learn more about water bath canning, watch my Water Bath Canning 101 series for beginners:
My recipes with step-by-step water bath canning tutorials will help your favorite canners get started in no time:
- Low Sugar Strawberry Jam
- No Sugar Strawberry Jam
- Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe
- No Sugar Pears
- Crushed Tomatoes
More Kitchen Gifts for Traditional Foods Cooks
Cookbooks and beautiful aprons are always a welcome present. Here are a few selections that cover a spectrum of cooking topics from Nourishing Traditions to organizing the long-term food storage in your Prepper Pantry.
More Kitchen Gift Ideas for Under $25
Last year, I also talked about Homemade Gift Ideas and 10 Gifts for Under $25 for Your Traditional Foods Cook. You can still make or obtain many of these gifts for your favorite cook, including accessory ideas for cooking with the Instant Pot.
Equipping Your Traditional Foods Kitchen
Also, for the Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community, The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, I talked about how to equip your traditional foods equipment with essential and optional equipment.
The items that I discuss in these member videos and list in my public blog posts make wonderful gifts for the traditional foods cook too.
Stay in Touch with Mary’s Nest
- Subscribe to My YouTube Channel for Traditional Foods Videos (Free) - When you subscribe, be sure to click on the notification bell that will let you know each time I upload a new video.
- Subscribe to Mary’s Traditional Foods Newsletter (Free) - Get a free 36-page eBook for signing up: How to Stock Your Essential Traditional Foods Four-Corners Pantry.
- Join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy (Optional Paid) - For more detailed videos, live streams, and exclusive members-only perks, join my YouTube membership community.
- Preorder The Modern Pioneer Cookbook (Optional Paid) - Get a printed book of Mary's nourishing recipes from a Traditional Foods Kitchen. This cookbook will be published by Penguin Random House with their DK imprint.
I look forward to having you join me in my Texas Hill Country Kitchen!
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