Christmas is approaching and Advent has just begun. The days are drawing in, the Christmas decorations are going up and a spot of Christmas baking is underway in the kitchen. This is a time for reflection, not stress. The Monsieur Cuisine provides you with all the support you need, as your handy assistant. Homemade gifts in the form of Christmas treats, candied nuts, flavoursome liqueurs and sweet and savoury preserves always go down well. One Yuletide classic is Marzipan balls. These sweet cocoa-rolled balls are perfect for making and gifting. Our Candied almonds with cinnamon are also small but superb. These sweet toasted almonds can be whipped up at home with ease to replicate that Christmas market taste. You can do away with wrapping paper, too – simply pop them in a jar and tie it with a pretty ribbon. Limoncello makes another quick homemade gift, ideal as a present for last-minute guests. A fruity Lemon curd or a jar of Red onion marmalade make a great addition to any gift hamper. Or how about some homemade Apricot vinegar? Get creative and surprise your loved ones, friends and acquaintances with delicious treats. We wish you a wonderful Christmas season!