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My Diary September 2017

My Diary September 2017

August was a busy month for us and the country; two catastrophic hurricanes and wild fires in the west. Like many of you my attention was very much on those events and the people affected.  We only felt the outer winds and rain from Irma […]

Cold Brewed Coffee

Cold Brewed Coffee


My Diary

My Diary

My Diary

September was a busy month. It was the peak harvest for my peppers and herbs.  So, I have been drying them for the cooler months.  I was amazed by the growth of the sage and I am looking forward to using it during the holiday season.

There are several new recipes I have posted and look forward to your feedback. The Apple Pancakes are simple and delicious to serve – add a dollop of whipped cream.  My niece texts me and said she loves the Jalapeño Salt on Eggs.  So does Don and he like that he uses less salt because of the spice ~ a win-win.

I added a section on cooking hints and tips at the request of our bloggers. You can give me direct feedback via email at saltgirl@vintagesalts.com.  I want this blog to be a community site with your comments and recipes too.

An award winning chef will be using our Jalapeño and Ghost Pepper Salts in a major competition at the end of October. She is an excellent Chef and a friend.

My Baked Cheesecake is coming!

Happy Cooking

Melanie

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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

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Salt and Warfare

Salt and Warfare

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Organic Versus Natural

Organic Versus Natural

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