Warm Winter Mulling Spices
The last Palmer Food Swap was a complete hit! We had new swappers, new foods and lots of old favorites too, the best kind of swap. I went in a little worreid because I always arrange the swap on a Facebook event and only 8 people had actually rsvp’d as going. Then when I woke up on Saturday I had quite a few “we’re sick and not going to make it” messages. Oh well I’d prepped at that point, I still had swappers coming and I’d worked hard to find a recipes that required very little work. I’d been so sick the last month I knew I needed something easy to make but that was also swap worthy. Enter Mulling Spices, simply buy whole spices, whack with a rolling pin and voila Warm Winter Mulling Spices you can put in wine, apple cider or just apple juice.
I’d spent a lot of time pinning tasty things while I was sick so when it came time to actually PICK something for Palmer FOod Swap, it shouldnt have been so hard. But it was because as usual I over thought the entire process. I wanted somethign people could take home and savor later. I wanted it to be holiday worthy. Share worthy. And definitely SWAP worhty, because nothing is a bad as taking something cool to swap and having no want to swap with you. Or just have a slow moving item. After completley over thinking it for a whole month, I literally had a lot of time on my hands, I was stumped. Then one day I logged on to pinterest and there was this gorgeous shot of mulling spices and it hit me that I wanted to make mulling spices for my swap item. It may have taken a long time to choose but it was such a successful swap item I’m going to say it’s a winner!
And because I’m a super lucky woman, and I married a great guy, my husband make these beautiful boxes for me. I’ll share how to make those in a future post if anyone is interested. Mainly we’d been given a box like it and we copied it by simply drawing around it and prefolding them. We also included a small handmade bag and linen string to hold the spices in the mulling liquid. All in all it was a successful swap item as I finished swapping early and had swappers asking for more.