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My Diary

My Diary

My Diary

The Georgia Low Country weather has been cooler this week.  So, our Jalapeño, Habanero and Carolina Reaper peppers have been popping!  Also, my Basil, Sage, Tarragon, Oregano and Thyme is looking very good and wonderfully fragrant.

We put out a new bird bath under the trees in our backyard by the hummingbird feeders.  I enjoy watching them from my kitchen as I develop new recipes and make my salts.

This week I made some wonderful dishes with my salts.  Tuesday I made salmon and tortellini with truffle oil and truffle salt finish.  Wednesday the turkey sausage and chicken pizza with artichoke hearts and black olives was a good “kickback and watch a movie” dinner on which I used jalapeño powder and finished with habanero salt sprinkle.  Thursday was a jumbo shrimp and bowtie pasta dish with capers, lemon zest and lemon thyme salt.  I finished the avocado with my citrus salt on the side.

I look forward to making more dishes this weekend inside as the rain is coming and the forecast is for several days of thunderstorms.  Hopefully,  by next week, I will be back outside again.

 


Recent Articles

Sea Salt Versus Table Salt

Sea Salt Versus Table Salt

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt So, are there any benefits to switching from iodized table salt to sea salt? Well, aside from the superior taste Sea Salt, there happens to also be several additional reasons to make the switch, When I did some research the […]

Salt and Warfare

Salt and Warfare

Salt production facilities in Virginia and Louisiana were early targets of the Union Army. The North fought for 36 hours to capture Saltville, Virginia, where the salt works were considered crucial to the Rebel army. So crucial, that Confederate President Jefferson Davis offered to waive […]

Organic Versus Natural

Organic Versus Natural

While shopping recently, I noticed an increased number of products labeled “natural”; peanut butter, freeze dried fruits, snacks, meat products, etc. Next to them were organic products, prices were comparable.  So, what is the difference? A recent Consumer Reports National survey of 1,000 adults finds […]

80% of Beef comes from 4 Production Facilities

80% of Beef comes from 4 Production Facilities

I was reading Consumer Reports’ article on “Ground-Beef Product Safety Test” and I was not surprised – disappointed – but not surprised. Through consolidation, 80% of all meat found in supermarkets, big-box stores and organic food retailers is processed in one of 4 meat processing […]

Infused Sea Salt? What is it?

Infused Sea Salt? What is it?

Unfortunately, it means whatever the maker wants it to mean. Take for example infused Jalapeno Sea Salt.  I picked up 4 from the gourmet food shelf and found the following: Green Salt, this salt was green and did have the flavor of jalapeno but did […]