Make Your Own Gifts From Falastin
Tara Wigley shares her favourite Christmas gift ideas
As well as gifting FALASTIN, why not make one or two things from Sami and Tara’s book to gift alongside? Here are a few ideas of things which could work under the tree, slipped into someone’s fridge or just dropped on the doorstep if rules only allow for a drive-by Christmas wave...
Spicy olives and roasted red pepper – (p.73) – This is another winning colour-coded green-and-red themed pressie. Double or triple the batch in FALASTIN and this condiment-meets-salsa will keep well for a good 4 days in the fridge. This is lovely with all sorts of things: a match made in heaven with cold meats the days after Christmas or piled into any sandwich, cheese or turkey or otherwise.
Shatta – (p.73) Make a jar of red shatta, make a jar of green shatta: gift the two together and you’ve got the most seasonally-appropriate colour-coded gift theme going on. You need to give yourself time to make shatta as the chillies need to ferment in the fridge for 3 days before they are blitzed up. Once they are in their merry jar and sealed with olive oil, though, they’ll last for up to 6 months. Significantly longer, indeed, than it will take to eat the contents of the jar, spooned on anything and everything from eggs to grilled meat and fish.