Fancy snacks are de rigueur at Christmas time.
But if your creativity in the kitchen rarely extends past a few charred pigs in blankets on a plate, now there’s a way to impress your foodie guests while barely lifting a finger.
The Tiny Turnip, whose homemade culinary delights proved a huge hit with residents of the rebel county throughout the pandemic, are now expanding nationwide.
And there’s more; owner and Ballymaloe Cookery School graduate Aisling Murphy has added a Christmas Grazing Gift Box packed with lovingly handmade goodies to share over the festive season – ideal for when you’re feeling graze-y.
The boxes are also ideal for entertaining friends and family at home (each box feeds four people) over the holiday season.
Each one features Aisling’s own festive homemade Cranberry & Pear Chutney, Cucumber & Dill Pickle, and Feta & Basil Dip, which pair perfectly with artisan foods from some of Munster and Ireland’s top producers – providing the food lover in your life with a truly memorable and decadent Christmas Day gift.
Recipients will also enjoy Fingal Ferguson’s lightly smoked Gubbeen Salami, handmade in Schull, Co. Cork, and Oak Smoked Organic Irish Salmon from Shanagarry Smokehouse, Co. Cork.
These are included alongside The Food of Athenry’s gluten-free Gourmet Multiseed Sodabread Toasts and Aisling’s own personal selection of Irish farmhouse cheeses; Milleen’s Smoked Cead (produced in Beara, Co. Cork), Knockanore’s Raw Milk Mature Vintage White Cheddar (produced in Ballyneety, Co. Waterford), Ardsallagh Goats Cheese (produced in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork), and Cooleeney’s Tipperary Brie (produced in Thurles, Co. Tipperary).
Other elements include Honey from Gee’s Gourmet Preserves in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Baltimore-based Foxglove Cocktails’ ready to make Mulled Wine Mix, and The Tiny Turnip’s hand-dried orange and rose petal garnishes.
And, to make life and Christmas grazing as easy as possible, each gift box comes complete with its own set of do-it-yourself instructions and pairing recommendations – providing them with everything they’ll need to pull off the perfect festive spread.
The Tiny Turnip’s Christmas Grazing Gift Boxes are available to pre-order online now for delivery anywhere in Ireland (with the option to select your own delivery date).