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The Healing Benefits of Ginger

The Healing Benefits of Ginger

Recently I have read a lot, as I am sure many of you have, about the healing benefits of Ginger.  I found that Ginger is an ancient plan that has been used to treat ailments for more than 4,700 years. It was first documented by […]

Spicy Ginger Snaps

Spicy Ginger Snaps


My Diary

My Diary

My Diary

October was a wonderful month winding down the heat outside. We are finally getting some cooler nights and the fall colors are painting the skies. We had great Halloween visitors.

This time of year always brings out the baker in me. This year, the blackberries were wonderful and made their way into a wonderful cobbler.

I am planning some special dishes for Thanksgiving and I will be posting the recipes this week. I will be making a brine with my infused salts and herbs from my garden. I will make my mother’s stuffing recipe which is amazing. The whole cranberry relish is from a recipe created in the late 1800s. It is zesty and a great accompaniment to turkey.

For the holiday baking, of course Pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and most likely an apple pie made with tart apples.

Happy Cooking

Melanie, Salt Girl

 

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Recent Articles

Low Cost Seafood Alert

Low Cost Seafood Alert

It seems that every week I hear alarming news about the quality of fish on our plates. A recent audit game the FDA a failing grade on their monitoring and inspection processes. Genetically modified salmon is in our supermarket shelves, even as a recent study […]

Spices With Health Benefit

Spices With Health Benefit

Most of us have many spices in our kitchen and use them as flavor aids. Something I try to keep in mind are the health benefits and when appropriate I introduce them to dishes.  Here are some examples: Garlic:  Eating garlic regularly is not only […]

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 […]