Making candies at home is a fun activity for kids and parents. Apart from enjoying these sweet treats yourselves, they can also make excellent gifts to friends and loved ones from afar. Making and selling homemade candies can also be an extra source of income for enterprising individuals.
Homemade candies can be hard or soft. Just like other perishables, candies can also go bad but if properly stored, they will keep well for up to two to three weeks. When shipping homemade candies, proper packing is necessary to keep them fresh and prevent them from melting to a sticky mess. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship homemade candies. Read more →
Nothing says summer like fresh-picked cherries. Ripe cherries are great snacks or can be incorporated in pies and other baked goodies.
Apart from their flavor, cherries are also packed with impressive nutrients that help soothe muscle and joint pains, control cholesterol, prevent colon cancer, improve eyesight and promote good sleep. Read more →
Bagel is a bread which originated in Poland and has become popular in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Traditionally made from wheat flour, salt, water, and yeast leavening, bagels come in a variety of flavors including plain, blueberry, cinnamon-raisin and garlic.
While hardy and can withstand the rigors of shipping, bagels are only really fresh for about 2 days at the most. If you are planing to send some bagels to someone where these delicious rolls-with-holes are not available, here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship bagels to ensure that they arrive fresh and delicious. Read more →
Sugar cookies are delicious but easy to make treats. These buttery cookies can be cut in various shapes and decorated with royal icing to make them even more colorful and festive. They also make perfect gifts for any occasion.
When properly packed, sugar cookies can survive the rigors of shipping. The key is to provide packaging that will keep them fresh and protected from getting cracked or broken into pieces due to impact. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship frosted sugar cookies to ensure that they arrive in their most delectable condition. Read more →
Apart from being sweet and delicious, the papaya is also one of the most nutritious fruits around. It is especially rich in dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E. It also contains small amount of calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and niacine. It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, very high in vitamin C plus A, and low in calories and sodium. These nutrients are known to promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against colon cancer.
The ripe papaya is very juicy and has a butter-like texture. Because of its fragile nature, fresh papaya fruit must be properly packed to ensure that it survives the harsh shipping environment and arrive in its most delicious state. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship fresh papaya. Read more →
Fruit-drying is a common method of preserving fruits that has been used for thousand of years. By removing water from the fruits, their shelf life can be lenghtened by preventing the growth of bacteria. Thus, fruits can be consumed even outside of their peak season.
Drying preserves much of the original flavour and nutrient content of fruits and will turn them into healthy snack-time treats. Dried fruits can be enjoyed on their own, mixed with nuts or used as ingredients for baked goods and other dishes. Popoular fruits for drying are strawberries, apples, apricots, peaches, pineapples, oranges and plums. Read more →
Homemade marshmallows make great all-occasion gifts. They are easy to prepare (here’s a great recipe!) and can be infused with all sorts of flavors from the popular vanilla to the sophisticated lavender or decadent chocolate. They are light-weight and, if properly prepared, can stay fresh for a long time, making them perfect for shipping.
Because they are soft, homemade marshmallows must be properly packed prior to shipping to prevent them from getting squished and deformed during transit. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship homemade marshmallows to ensure that these soft, fluffy and sweet confections arrive in excellent condition. Read more →
There’s nothing quite as special as receiving exotic fruits such as figs. While they also taste great when eaten fresh, figs are commonly available in the dried or processed form (jams and chutneys) because they do not keep long. Ripe figs do not transport well, and once picked from the tree, do not keep well.
Apart from being eaten right out of hand, fresh figs are very versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes both savory and sweet. However, they are not usually available commercially since they are difficult to transport and can go bad easily. Read more →