Kilner®’s Great Christmas Gifts for Makers, Creators, and Entertainers

Struggling to find that perfect Christmas gift for that special someone in your life? We’ve compiled a list of some great items to suit your homemade hero, regardless of their experience level.

If you’d like to know where to buy these, or any other products in the Kilner® range, check out our list of stockists.

Butter Churner, Glass Dish & Paddles

Who knew that making, and flavouring, your own butter would be so easy..?

The Kilner® Butter Churner offers everyone an easy way to make, and flavour, their own homemade butter and makes a stylish addition to any kitchen. Just add whipping or double cream in to the jar, turn the handle, and in as little as ten minutes fresh and delicious butter will be ready for spreading or cooking with!

The Kilner® set of 2 butter paddles are an essential item for any homemade butter enthusiast. They can be used to mould the finished product, and the deep grooves in the beechwood are perfect for squeezing out any excess buttermilk, keeping the butter as fresh as possible.

The elegant design of the Kilner® Glass Butter Dish is perfect for storing fresh butter in the fridge, or serving it at the dining table.

Check out our handy video showing all the steps needed to make homemade butter with the Kilner® Butter Churner.

Cocktail Shaker

Mixologists rejoice! Indulge someone’s creative side and give them the tools to create a unique experience in their own home with a Kilner® Cocktail Set for 2.

The set includes a Kilner® 1ltr Preserve Jar, cocktail shaker lid and measuring jigger cap, 2x 400ml Kilner® Handled Jars, a wooden muddler and a recipe booklet to get started!

Sloe Gin Set

The Kilner® 8 piece Sloe Gin Set is specifically designed to provide all the essential items required for making sloe gin, but it doesn’t have to stop there: Homemade flavoured vodka, fruit-infused water, or tropical tequila are only a few easy steps away with this box of fun! Ideal for that creative entertainer.

The gift set includes:

  • 1x 2 litre Kilner® Clip Top Glass Jar
  • 4x 0.25 Litre Sloe Gin Bottles
  • 1x Plastic Funnel
  • 1x 50cmx50cm 100% Cotton Muslin Cloth
  • 1x Recipe card containing 2 recipes

The large clip top jar is ideal for distilling the alcohol and the muslin cloth and funnel make decanting the creations simple and mess free!

Spice Jar Set

Perfect for the home cook, this 20 piece Kilner® Spice Jar Set is great for storing herbs and spices in the kitchen or pantry. Our famous airtight clip top seal helps to lock in aromas, keeping an arsenal of herbs and spices fresher for longer.

Set contains:

  • 6x Kilner® 70ml clip top spice jars
  • 1x Wooden storage crate: W 330mm x H 60mm x D 25mm
  • 12x Labels
  • 1x Recipe booklet

Use the included recipe book to create spice blends or inspire a spice savant to go off script and create their own unique mixes, labelling them accordingly with the labels provided.

Coffee Grinder

The perfect cup of coffee not only starts with the beans, but also the storage. The Kilner® Coffee Grinder helps to make a great cup of coffee and comes complete with a Kilner® jar and airtight lid to keep the grinds fresh!

We hope this list inspires you to pick the perfect gift for that special someone you were looking to buy for this Christmas!

2nd December 2016

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Kilner Pop-Up Store, Liverpool

We’re coming to the Rex Concept Store on Liverpool’s Bold Street for a very special family-friendly #KilnerPopUp event from Friday November 25th to Wednesday November 30th.

This is your chance to browse the range of Kilner products, get involved in creative workshops and chat to the Kilner team about preserving and pickling, we are here to answer your queries.

If that wasn’t tempting enough, each in store purchase of £10 or more will receive a Kilner Work Surface Protector (worth £10) absolutely free! On top of that there will be a chance to win a Kilner Christmas Hamper!

So, come and join us and get involved with everything our entire jam-packed schedule contains! Speaking of which…

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th November

The #KilnerPopUp opens its doors. Whether you’re here for a prolonged pit stop between bouts of Christmas shopping, or a quick dash in on your lunch break, we’re sure you’ll find something you love.

Looking for gift ideas? Need some advice? We’ll be on hand to help!

Saturday 26th November

Freak Shake Masterclasses at 11am/1pm/3pm

These monstrous mash-ups of drink and dessert have taken the world by storm and we’ll be running you through the basics of what makes the perfect indulgent treat. Milkshakes topped with cream, cake, waffles, sauce, sweets and anything else you can think of? No wonder kids love them…

Drink Infusing 12pm/2pm

Kilner have a long history of infusing drinks with a wide range of flavours and we’ll be more than happy to guide you through the process, offering hints, tips, and tricks along the way.

Spiralising 3pm/4pm

This is your chance to discover the wonders of using the brand new Kilner® spiraliser to prepare vegetables to be used in a tasty salad, or as a healthy alternative to pasta!

This is your chance to try your hand at making your own food gifts. We’ll show you how to make a great-tasting food look even better by serving it inside a Kilner Jar!

Sunday 27th November

Create & Make Session 11am/12pm

A cold Sunday morning needs hot coffee and buttered toast. We’ll teach you all you need to know about making your own butter with the Kilner Butter Churner and your own coffee with the Kilner Coffee Grinder.

Christmas Crafting 12pm-1pm (drop in)

This drop-in/drop-out workshop is perfect for families. You’ll be let loose with a range of crafting materials, a miniature Kilner Jar to decorate and to keep (for a small price), and guidance from our in-store team to create your very own Kilner Christmas tree decoration!

Spiralising 3pm/4pm

Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th November

The #KilnerPopUp will remain open during this time for you to come and explore the Kilner range, and purchase any items.

Head to our Facebook Event, mark yourself as attending, and get instant updates of all the goings-on!

REX: The Concept Store opening times:

  • Monday: 10am – 7pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 7pm
  • Friday: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Location:
REX Concept Store, 24-26 Bold Street, L1 4DS.

15th November 2016

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Spiced Spiralized Courgettes Recipe

Super tasty spice & spiralized courgetti…yum!

Ingredients

  • 3 courgettes
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • A pinch of dried red chilli flakes

For the Brine

  • 400ml Sarsons Malt Pickling Vinegar
  • 200g white sugar
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds (dry roasted in a frying pan over a medium heat for a few minutes)

Suggested jars:

1 x 0.5 Litre Round Kilner® Clip Top Jar or Kilner® 0.5 Litre Preserve Jar

Method

  1. Trim the ends then using a mandolin slicer, slice the courgettes into 5mm thickness. Peel the onions and again using a mandolin slice the red onion into 2mm rings.
  2. Separate the onion rings and put them into a large bowl along with the courgettes. Sprinkle with salt and mix to coat. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for about 3 hours.
  3. Meanwhile put the vinegar, sugar, turmeric, mustard seeds and coriander seeds into a Kilner® preserving pan and bring to the boil.  Turn the heat down and simmer for about 5 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and let the brine cool to room temperature. Leave the salt on the courgettes and onions and drain well.
  4. Fill sterilised Kilner® jars with the courgettes and onions. Pour in the brine ensuring you leave 1.5cm headspace.  Tap the jars to remove any trapped air.
  5. Wipe the rim of your Kilner® jar and seal. Process your Kilner® jars (please visit our section on processing your jars for information).  Allow to mature for 4 weeks in a cool and dry place.

25th October 2016

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Homemade Sauerkraut

A delicious and easy pickle for one of the nation’s favourite vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 medium white cabbage, shredded
  • 300ml malt vinegar
  • 150ml apple juice
  • 1tbsp juniper berries, bruised
  • 1tbsp salt

Method

  1. Cut the cabbage into quarters and discard the outer leaves.
  2. Cut away the hard central core and shred the remaining cabbage finely.
  3. Heat the oil in a large heavy based pan and cook the onion on a medium low heat until softened.
  4. Add the cabbage to the pan along with the vinegar, apple juice, berries and salt. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Transfer to a sterilised jar and store in the fridge.

Top Tip:

Always use a stainless steel or enamel pan for pickling; this ensures vinegar does not react with your pan and cause a metallic taste.

25th October 2016

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Pickled Red Cabbage Recipe

A delicious and easy pickle for one of the nation’s favourite vegetables.

Ingredients

1 medium red cabbage
1tbsp salt
½ tbsp granulated sugar
½ small onion sliced
450ml Sarsons Pickling Vinegar
Suggested jars: 1 Litre Kilner® Clip Top Jar

Method

1. Cut the cabbage into quarters and discard the outer leaves. Cut away the hard central core and shred the remaining cabbage finely.

2. Layer the cabbage in a bowl with salt then cover and leave to stand overnight.

3. In a Kilner® preserving pan gently heat the vinegar and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

4. The following day thoroughly rinse the cabbage and pat dry with kitchen roll.

5. Pack into sterilised Kilner® jars adding a slice or two of onion as you go. Pour in the vinegar until the cabbage is covered, leaving 1.5cm headspace. Wipe the rim of your Kilner® jar and seal. Process your Kilner® jars (please visit our section on processing your jars for information). Allow to mature for 4 weeks in a cool and dry place.

Top Tip: Always use a stainless steel or enamel pan for pickling; this ensures vinegar does not react with your pan and cause a metallic taste.

21st October 2016

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