Posts tagged ‘Salt’

December 16, 2011

Veg and Dippity

Always volunteer to bring the veg to the party.  That way you know they’ll be a tray full of low calorie, high fiber, filling, and delicious foods to fill you up.  Pile your plate high with the veg and take smaller portions of the richer foods.  This philosophy will get you and your waistline through the endless holiday buffets, desserts, and special treats.


So to abide by my rule, I am bringing the veg and dip to the family Christmas gathering tomorrow. Today, when I got home from work I had fully intended to take the easy way out and make a little dip packet.  One of those just add mayo and sour cream deals.


I was really looking forward to a dill dip that I bought at Christkindlmarkt.  Turns out, I didn’t actually buy the dill dip!  I ended up buying curry spices, tomato and onion, and pumpkin dip.  Oops.


I was not giving up on my beloved dill though.  Next stop, spice shelves.  Obviously I grabbed dill, plus parsley, nutmeg and sea salt.  My overgrown chive plant also caught my eye.


Turns out, dip packets are totally unnecessary.  A little of this and a little of that and I had a fresh and delicious dip.  Plus, my chive plant is happier and ready to sprout some new growth.  Win-win!


Herb Dippity

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 grinds sea salt

Mix it up and dip away.


30 Minutes Activity:  Walking, even though it was the last thing I wanted to do on a Friday after dinner and drinks.  But I did it.  Winking smile

August 8, 2011

The next generation of salads

Sweet and salty:  it’s my favorite dessert combination.  Now I get to enjoy it on my salads.


I’ve tried honey, vinegar, and sea salt on salads in the past, thanks to Kath.  I definitely enjoyed it, but didn’t feel like I wanted to eat it every time I had a salad, cause that’s a lot.


That is until I discovered Seasons Artisan Salts.  They add an extra kick of flavor that mixes it up just enough.  I could mix and match these endlessly.  Some of the flavors included lavender, smoked Alderwood, espresso, and chili lime.


I only bought garlic (because my hands were also full of oils and vinegars), but I’ll be back for more!


In addition to salt this beauty contained:

  • Stewartstown white corn
  • My own fresh cherry and black cherry tomatoes
  • My own green peppers
  • Middletown honey
  • Lettuce mix
  • Fuji apple

I did a pretty good job of mostly eating at least within the state!


I can’t wait to try out my other special salad toppers soon.  Peach white balsamic vinegar and meyer lemon olive oil are in the mail as you read this.


If you ever get a chance to stop into the Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom…do it.  Tapping oil and vinegar?  Sounds odd, I know.  But don’t turn your nose up.  Those that do miss out on perfection on their tongue.  If you love oil and vinegar, you will love them infused with some of my favorites:  vinegar with blueberry, strawberry, dark chocolate and grapefruit; olive oil with garlic, chipotle, and basil.   They aren’t cheap, but they are worth every penny.

Bye bye salad dressing; hello Seasons.

What’s your favorite way to dress a salad?