Festive. Edible. Gifts
If there’s one thing I cherish the most, it is attention. Not for myself, but to details and to the things we do. I simply cannot give someone a gift if I'm not sure that is the perfect one. I think and think and think again. I plan, I buy, I order, I wrap, I give. I give not just for the sake of giving, but because I love to give. I want to say thank you. I want that person to feel special. I know it would be easier to grab something on my way, but that would not be true.
Although I also buy things to give as gifts, but there’s nothing like a gift I've made myself. I don't like to sew, I don’t knit, I don't draw, but I can cook and bake. I can say THANK YOU or I LOVE YOU through the gift I have – making food. And I do this often. For my friends, partners, people I like to thank, to anyone. And in this sense, Christmas is very special for me. It is the time of year when I like to bake cakes and cookies, make caramel and flavoured salt and sugar, and put that all in a box and deliver it. Deliver it to someone special. To someone who has been with me, has helped me, has been there.
So here, together with H&M Home, I’ve put together some of the recipes I'm giving away this year – flavored salt and sugar, fairytale Christmas cakes, Breton cookies, pâté, marinated olives and cheese, and granola. Something that looks good and tastes fantastic, because we all deserve the best.
Happy Holidays! Signe
Recipe and pictures: Signe Meirane
Camera: Sony Alpha 7s
Tableware, kitchenware, linen and decorations: HM Home
Christmas tree: www.eglupiegade.lv
Place: Sukņu Stacija, Riga, MAskavas 196