'Tis the season to get crafty...

Written by Lisa Baggio — November 28, 2014

It's that time of year again! Our Christmas SALE is back and we're offering 15% off across the whole online range! Click on the flyer below and take advantage of this offer as it is available only for a limited time…. (*you must apply the Discount Code "XMAS" at the final stage of checkout to get the 15% discount)

With only 26 days until Christmas, now is the time to get busy and crafty in the kitchen. There's something really special about giving homemade gifts at Christmas time. Giving someone a gift that you have personally crafted and put love and effort into is a special gift at Christmas time! We'd love to share some ideas with you. 

~ Homemade Pizzelle  ~ 

These light, wafter-style, sweet biscuits are always a huge hit at family gatherings. My kids devour them when Nonna makes her big batches of pizzelle.  One second they're there and the next they're NOT!  So get crafty and have a go at making your very own homemade Pizzelle. Then, box them, jar them or simply wrap them as in the image below. Look out for the big smiles when you share them around, then watch them disappear.

Here's a simple traditional recipe we found on the DiMaggio family blog.

 

~ Home Brew ~ 

The perfect gift for any beer or home brew lover! Get really crafty and try your hand at Morgans and Coopers homebrew. Check out these homebrew recipes using the Morgans range of products.  

There is nothing better than homestyle vinegar drizzled on your favourite summer salads.  Homemade vinegar is simple and a must try. Check out this simple recipe for homemade vinegar.  

 

Homemade limoncello is such a treat. If you have never had the pleasure of making and sipping your very own homemade limoncello, then make a note to pop it on your to-do list. You can thank us later. Have a go at this recipe we found on the Home Style Austin blog.  

~ Eltham and District Winemakers Guild, Amateur Wine Show ~

On behalf of the Home Make It team, I would like to congratulate all the winners of the Eltham and District Wine Guild, who entered their homemade wines into the 45th Amateur Wine Show. There was an inspiring display of over 500 wines for tastings, wine and cheese pairings and a bonus homemade sausage demonstration delivered by Home Make It's Steve Lamberto. If you'ld like to see some more pics from the day, check out our Facebook album.

 

~ Advanced Winemaking Course 2014 ~

We would also like to congratulate the newest graduates of our Advanced Winemaking Course - Class of 2014. They have received their Graduation Certificates after completing all the stages of the homemade winemaking process from crushing the grapes, pressing, fermenting, racking and finishing six months later with the bottling of the liquid gold! (Our Advanced Winemaking Courses run for 6 months over 6 sessions, to correspond with the different stages of the winemaking process).  

The very excited graduates got to take home 12 bottles of homemade Shiraz to share with family and friends. We'll keep you up to date with news of our 2015 Advanced Winemaking Course. If you would like to see some more pics from the night, follow the link to our Facebook album.  

Advanced Winemaking Course - Class of 2014

Applying the Shiraz labels...just right

Dennis, one of our proud graduates!

~ The Italian Home Cook Olympics ~

Looking for something a little different? Got a touch of "wog envy"? Or just a passionate foodie? As part of the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Home Make It will be teaming up with some of Melbourne's iconic Italian Masters in winemaking and cheese making, to host a hands on masterclass and shared table experience at Mister Bianco Restaurant in Kew on the Sunday 1 March, 2015. 

Bookings are now being taken for the The Italian Home Cook Olympics. You can book directly online with Eventbrite

 

                                                            

Learn from the Italian Masters - Mister Bianco's Joseph Vargetto, Frank Bovezza from Home Make It, Winemakers Michael and Christian Dal Zotto and Giorgio Linguanti from That's Amore Cheese.

~ More Christmas Gift Ideas ~

Our Kits make for a unique and fun Christmas gift Idea. The complete Home Make It Kit range includes: Salami and Sausage Making Equipment Kits, Salami Recipe Kits, Sausage Recipe Kits, Beer Kits, and Cheese Making Kits including; Camembert & BlueGreek Feta and Mozzarella & Ricotta.  

 

~ Gift Cards ~

If you can't decide which Kit to purchase, there's always our Home Make It Gift Cards. 

 

 

~ Online Specials ~

 

Take advantage of our many online Specials this Christmas. There's something for everyone. Click on the banner below to find out more.  

 

~ Trading Hours for Christmas ~

Our Reservoir and Clayton Stores will be open until 5.00pm on Christmas Eve. We will then re-open on Monday 5 January, 2015 at 9.00am.  

Have a great weekend! 

 

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