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Salt and Warfare

The word “salary” was derived from the word “salt.” Salt was highly valued and its production was legally restricted in ancient times, so it was historically used as a method of trade and currency. The word “salad” also originated from “salt,” and began with the early Romans salting their leafy …

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 that more people purchase “natural” …

Salt Girl is on Instagram

Salt Girl is on Instagram, her moniker is Melanie_salton In just the past few weeks she has over 1500 followers and has several notable chefs interested in her products. Her focus is on recipes and how to use Vintage Salts products. Don, is also now on Instagram, his moniker is …

We Miss You!

We have missed all of you.  We have posed a lot of News, Recipes and have a new section which focuses on specials for you.  And as always we have a special code for our bloggers when they buy from us on Etsy. So come back and give us a visit. …

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 plants. Consumer reports sampled 300 …

Food Safety – Import Risks

As you know from this blog, I am committed to providing information about food safety, specifically salt and herbs. However, when I read about what our government has done because of pressure from the World Trade Organization and the Meat processors, I became concerned and wanted to share it with …

Vintage Salts Introduces Fresh Peppers

I am introducing organically grown fresh peppers for sale. Not just any peppers but the hottest peppers in the world.  These peppers are not commercially available and include Ghost Peppers and Carolina Reapers. In our notes, I also included some tips about cooking with Hot Peppers and a Scoville Heat …

Spice Origin Matters

Many of you know that I organically grow my herbs and spices that I use to produce my Salt creations. That said, I always look to see what the industry is saying about food and spice safety.  I found that about 7 percent of spices tested by Food and Drug …

Organic Herbs and Spices

Organic Herbs, Spices, Fruits and Vegetables in our Salts I all of the products I use in my salts using organic and sustainable growing methods.  I chose organic over non-organic because I prefer not to grow using chemical fertilizers or chemical pesticides. Chemicals can leave residues on plant matter which work …