A Peek into My December Day

Gift Idea: Cook Books, Health Books and Reference Books
As I write this, it’s a December day at The Country Cupboard. The sun is streaming in the window making me feel warm as I type. I hear the sounds of Christmas music in the background, along with happy shoppers sharing stories. I see Christmas candy, cookies and chocolates. I see gift baskets dispersed among pine cones, branches and little berries. I smell fresh sugar cookies baking; I can just taste them melting in my mouth. In my heart, I feel the spirit of the season. Everyone is getting ready to celebrate Christmas in their own special way.
For a gift idea for someone who doesn’t need “anything” or want something “sitting around, see the Christmas Stove Top Potpourri recipe below.
Everything Christmas is here! Cookies! Candy! Sprinkles! Peanut Brittle! Pretzels! Popcorn!


NEW! Apricots, cherries, apples, blueberries and cranberries covered in milk chocolate and white chocolate!


NEW! Gluten & grain free! Similar to wheat flour and can be substituted 1:1.

Gift Ideas – Books for Cooks, Health and Essential Oils

Check out these unique books:
Nourish – low carb and sugar free with normal ingredients
Delightful Dishes – shop once, cook for 30 days
Heirloom Recipe Collection – a local family’s collection of tasty pasties and much more
The Coconut Oil Cure – tons of recipes for food, but also for body products, etc., aso contains health tips
Health Books:
The Coconut Oil Cure – lots of info on the benefits, plus recipes for food and body care products
Apple Cider Vinegar – uses and benefits from apple cider vinegar
Essential Oils:
Modern Essentials – a starter book for essential oil users contains info on each oil and health problems, but chemistry and health information too
The Essential Life – contains info on oils, and health concerns, but is loaded with recipes for almost every health challenge you have
Living – the how-to use essential oils in cooking, crafts and personal care products
Delicious Deli Deals
This sale runs for 2 weeks – until Dec 17th
Hard Salami
normally $6.59 – now $5.59
Swiss Cut
normally $6.99 – now $5.99
Smoked Hot Pepper
normally $6.19 – now $5.19

Christmas Stove Top Potpourri

5 minute prep time Ready 2 hours |Makes enough for 1 pot
Someone gifted this to us. We LOVED the smell and the simplicity! It’s a great gift for those who don’t want “anything”. Click here for a printable gift tag.
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries (more if desired)
  • 1 orange (sliced) or 2 cuties
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (broken in half)*
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves*
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg*
  • 2-3 cups water
*Ingredients available at The Country Cupboard
  • Combine ingredients in a small pot and simmer over low heat for as long as desired. You can also place the ingredients in your crockpot on low. Add more water if it gets low.
  • Enjoy the holiday scent.
To Give as a Gift:
  • Just put all the ingredients in a baggie or jar (minus the water). They can keep it in the fridge for a day or two until they are ready to use it!

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