Never has food been higher in mind, I think about every meal ahead of me and want to make sure, knowing they won't be anywhere but IN right now, that they are delicious, made with love and with ingredients that have been nurtured.
Whether you fancy a steak night in, to send some gluten free wagon wheels to a friend or ship a fabulous hamper to someone you miss right now, I got all the food ideas that I've been loving this last few months and a few I'm lolling forward to digging into.*
*Nothing here is sponsored, all chosen because I think you will love them.
Gluten Free treats (like these wagon wheels that deliver nationwide) are all they make at my local bakery Pearl & Groove - lots of options for vegan and sugar free but all entirely NOT free of flavour and decadence. Their cake tubes and smores need to be sent to a friend.
Their perfect hamper is what I'm hankering after.
Steel Pasta Maker for under £60. Making pasta got big this year, and this is a sturdy, efficient machine that does an excellent job without taking up the whole kitchen.
Potage are a perfect solution for filling the freezer with homemade food that's delicious. Nationwide free delivery, these meatballs were a favourite, and all of them would make a fabulous treat for anyone finding the cooking levels too much.
All the magic of Magimix - the one kitchen gadget I couldn't be without - but this time BPA free.
Chophouse Hamper of dreams A basket of the best pork pies, preserves, mince pies, pickles, granola and wine - all home-made in East London and for delivery nationwide.
Instant Pot. Slow cooker, air fryer, it roasts, steams, bakes & dehydrates, a total dreamboat that does everything. This is on my list.
You think you can do without it, but maybe just buy it for someone else so you can look at all the glorious, colourful food that Yottam Ottolenghi's Flavour has in it. Highlighting the three ways with flavour: process, pairings and produce, you can fight it but you need it.
Because beautiful ceramics say it better, and frankly 2020 feels apt for your F**** cake plates.
Stainless Steel Lunchbox. 3-in-3, leak proof and with fork and band.
Bring Christmas home. A supermarket alternative, I love Farmdrop, they use local producers, ethical farmers and always the best produce delivered to your door by smiling workers who are testament to a happy thriving company that values its employees.
Handmade linen Knapkins to spruce your tablescape game
RESTORE by Gizzie Erskine - a thoughtful look at how we farm, how we eat and how we can restore the planet and our health by eating differently. Seasonal recipes, nose-to-tail eating and lovely zero waste ideas. All with her bold, killer flavour recipes. These "Garbage Pail Cookies" are to die for.
One off pieces all beautiful, my new favourite ceramics spot.
People will always need beautiful glasses. These Wine Goblets are gift perfection.
Christmas Morning Hamper. All you could wish for. Thank you Daylesford for delivering hampers of dreams.
Make a difference to someone without - BUY A CHRISTMAS DINNER. Centrepoint make sure the young and the homeless get to have Christmas meals. Donate anything you can towards someone's meal.
Tom Kerridge's pub The Hand and Flowers, has a book to go with it.
This Hand-made Wood-fired, Mug says "hot coffee alone" to me and I love it.
Velvet Halter-neck Jumpsuit - the perfect hostess outfit.
Cath Kidston print set of 5 Beeswax wraps to put in a end to Cling film and food wrap waste.
A nourishing, oil-rich Hand Scrub with a Mint & Cedarwood blend that expunges any strong cooking smells, and no need for cream after, the oils linger and hydrate.
Cherry Red Le Creuset Pan. These Enamel Pots are my favourite, and last a lifetime. With no metal transference and super low maintenance - you can not ruin these, I promise.
SAUCY by Nina Parker. A cookbook, only saucier....brand new from the queen of decadent delicacies. Love everything Nina makes, and these are all drizzles and sauces and divine unctions to make life better.