We made herb salt this week.  If you've been around for a while (and if you pay alarmingly close attention to the nonsense I get up to), you may be thinking it's a bit early for such a thing.  And this is totally true...we usually wait until October or even November for this project. But this year?  This year that's not an option. We're moving this week (the movers come Friday), and if we wanted to have a batch this year, this was the moment. We've finally managed to pull off that move to Maine we've been working on (we've been [...]

September 19, 2017|


Sometimes? Sometimes you have good timing.  On Saturday, we grabbed the last of the herbs from the yard.  Normally we do it earlier, but this year we kept putting it off. We spent an hour or two stripping herbs, peeling garlic, and putting the food processor to work. And later that very afternoon, we got the first snow of the season.  I'm calling that just about the best timing ever. This has become a yearly tradition (I talked about it in more detail back here if you want to do it yourself, and there's a bit more about other years [...]

November 22, 2016|


The making of a giant batch of herb salt has turned into a yearly event.  We first did it (complete with something resembling instructions) back here.  And we did it again just about this time last year.  And this week we did it yet again. We use this salt in everything we cook (well...everything except sweets, because that would be odd) and more or less wouldn't want to cook without it.  You absolutely need to make some of your own. And this year?  This year we learned something very very important.  You can totally use the food processor instead of [...]

October 8, 2015|
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