Mack and I made it to Yellowknife, despite arriving to the gate ten minutes after our scheduled flight time – the line-up to get through security was madness! It’s colder here than in Edmonton, but there is more daylight than I expected (around 5 hours). No photos to share yet, as we had a pretty low-key day relaxing at Mack’s parents’ house. It’s not a bad way to start a vacation though!
We exchanged presents this afternoon with Mack’s family – thanks again Kim, Shane, Thom, Martin and Patti for the gifts! I originally didn’t know what to buy Mack’s parents, but I remembered Jennifer Crosby’s idea of putting together a basket of locally-accrued food items. It seemed like a good way to share some uniquely Edmonton products, so a few weeks back, we started to assemble it. We ended up with this:
Basket of locally-purveyed goods
- Adam’s Apple wine from en Sante
- Raspberry Spread from Strathcona Country Kitchens
- A Jam Story book by Sarah Jackson
- Canola oil from Mighty Trio Organics
- Beer Mustard from Country Kitchen
- a “Tea for Two” ornament from Le Papier
- Monk’s and Christmas Blends of tea from Acquired Taste Tea Co.
- Dried fruit mix and cinnamon apples from the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market
- Sugar-free milk and dark Chocophilia chocolates from Kerstin’s Chocolates
- a tin of sugar-free candy from Sweet Tweet
Martin and Patti appreciated the gift, but I have to say, I really enjoyed looking for things that I thought they might enjoy. And though we restricted ourselves to items purchased at local businesses, it was fairly easy to find the variety that we did.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas!
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Thank You Sharon and Mack, the basket was a wonderful idea and gift! Enjoyed my favorite tea last night, raspberry jam on my toast this morning and Martin loved the beer mustard on his roast beef sandwich at lunchtime today! Also loved the delicious sugarfree candies and the fancy tin. Best part about this awesome gift basket is that everything is from local Edmonton and we can enjoy a new treat each day!!! Thanks so much guys, love it! Hope you enjoy your time in Yellowknife.
Thanks for the ideas, it’ll help me find exciting things to send to my family in Europe in the future 🙂 (I think they are getting a bit tired of the eternal maple candy…)
Glad you liked the basket, Patti!
Dr. CaSo – you’re welcome glad to help!
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I *love* Strathcona Country Kitchens. Their apricot jam and the relish they make are both staples in my house.
I’m definitely going to have to pick up some of the beer mustard! Oh, who am I kidding…I’ll likely try all of it.