Star fruit, also known as carambola, is a prolific tree. The fruit does not keep well on the counter of in the fridge for long periods of time. Here are two different ways to freeze them for future use.
Santa's helpers can make this for any children, teens or adults who need coal in their stocking. Or it can just be a humorous offering at a Christmas party or dinner. Be sure to use the black icing color, not just cocoa crispies...otherwise you will have reindeer patties.
It is said the "secret" ingredient removes any bitterness and creates a smooth, clear tea. I have seen this twice in the last month. One from the deep south and the other from the (now closed) Lone Star Steakhouse in Houston, TX.
At a winery last week I tasted several fabulous infused olive oils. Rosa was kind enough to share with me how to make them myself. This can save a bunch of bucks!!! All are scaled to 1 cup of oil. If making a bunch for presents, just scale the recipe. Then look around and think about other things you would like to use....maybe truffles.