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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 […]

Give Your Steaks a Rest

Give Your Steaks a Rest

As hard as it can be to wait for the steak to rest, it is well worth the wait. If you slice into a steak as soon as it’s done, you’re just letting all those delicious juices run right out. The liquid is concentrated in […]


My Diary

My Diary

My Diary

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 with some flooding. Not nearly what our friends in Jacksonville had to deal with or our son and his family dealt with in Tampa. At times like these, we realize how delicate life can be.

Now we are in the clean up and recovery stages, we continue to provide all the support we can.

My recipes I plan for this month include biscotti cookies and banana nut bread, which is a very old family recipe. Another that I consider part of the heirloom collection.  I hope some of you send me some of your family recipes that you consider to be heirloom recipes, I would love to include them and give you and your family credit. Don’t forget to send a picture of your finished product to saltgirl@vintagesalts.com

Don’s pepper plants survived the storms and are producing well.

Happy Birthday to all those born in September. We celebrated my birthday with a lobster dinner at a table with a vase of two dozen long-stem white roses from Don.

Happy Cooking

Melanie

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Low Cost Seafood Alert

Low Cost Seafood Alert

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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 […]