Instead of buying a ready-made hamper for someone for this Christmas, you could make up your own hamper with foods from Fife. Ardross Farm Shop, near Elie in Fife is a nice place to visit anyway, and their home-made steak pie would be great for a New Year’s Day dinner,  or a ham on the bone from Puddledub Pork in Auchtertool (£42) would go down well on Boxing Day. Balance the meat with some fruit and veg from Macauleys Fruit & Veg Shop in Burntisland, not to mention some grapes to go with your Anster Cheese and YourPiece oatcakes which are hand-made in Monimail in Fife.  Olive oil imported from Spain by Kirkcaldy company, EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) is attractively bottled and check out their olive tapenade which The Wee Restaurant buys to serve with bread.   Then there’s Cochrane’s Kitchen in Kinglassie whose raspberry jam is delicious and their gin & tonic jelly should raise a smile from your recipient. Most of these companies have online shops or have stalls at community and farmers’ markets. Or, of course, you could buy a voucher for a restaurant instead.  Khushis, a BYOB Indian restaurant, Tapas Ducal, both in Dunfermline and  The Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry all sell vouchers.  And, that’s just a small selection of the stuff that’s on offer; now there are no excuses for present fail for the ‘foodies’ in your life.aboutardross1aboutardross3

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