Monday, June 10, 2013

The whole is greater than the sum of it's parts...Butcher Salt

 Butcher Salt

While visiting Joy and Don a few weeks ago, I spotted this fabulous box with the most wonderful contents!

Simple ingredients for sure...
Sea salt, rosemary, marjoram, sage, and thyme all blended together....
All wonderful on their own, but together...ooh, la la.
I took pictures, already planning on re-creating the blend.


 Cast of Characters

Once home I planned it all out...

French Grey Sea Salt
Fresh rosemary from the gardens of Parisienne Farmgirl, Angela
Dried sage from my own gardens
Thyme
Marjoram


All nicely ground up in my coffee grinder

This was easy peasy....
I just did the math as per the original Butcher Salt
99% sea salt
.3% rosemary
.2% thyme
.2% sage
.1% marjoram

And of course, tweaked it to my liking.
Which means a tad more rosemary and sage.
Cause that's how I roll.

This stuff has been used on beef, chicken, veggies, and even a salad or two.


I only wish I had something as sweet as the original container to store it in.
Nothing like galvanized and wood for a beautiful presentation.


PS...this company also makes a Gardener's Salt and a Fisherman's Salt..
Now on my to do list!


Anything new and exciting going on in your kitchen?

And for those who might be interested in how life is going here...
I would have to say pretty dang good.
I am still working part time.
Planting an itty bitty garden with a new rose bush and a couple flats of snapdragons, as well as some herbs and tomatoes.

Wanna see a pic?
Or two?


Knock Out rose and snapdragons

I have loved snapdragons in my gardens for many years...so bright and cheery!



 Herbs going in right smack in front of the snaps


Chives and chamomile


Tweaking the front porch....lots of hostas going in this week

Loving Jesus,
Loving people,

Cindy


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13 comments:

linda eller said...

Love all of your pictures and the herb mixture sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

the herb mix sounds delish and looks like you're settling in quite cozily. that's music to my ears!

Renee McCausey said...

So glad all is well! The house looks homey and beautiful!

Renee McCausey said...

So glad all is well! The house looks homey and beautiful!

savvycityfarmer said...

who needs a garden planner?

girl, you've got it goin on!

I'd say a 5,000 percent improvement from December, eh?

Sue said...

Hi Cyn, I am always amazed at your wealth of knowledge, and how you are so willing to share.
This recipe sounds wonderful I am blessed to have all the ingredients here. You are living my dream of taking herbs and making them work for everyday life. I love herbs and believe they are for our healing whether inside or out!
Your garden has some of my favorite blooms, snapdragons, and knockout roses.
Just caught up on some of your posts,enjoyed them so much.
Wishing you a blessed 60th birthday this year, go and live dangerously!
Blessings,
Sue

Jessica Cangiano said...

How thoroughly delicious - thank you very much for sharing this wonderful salt recipe. I love mixing up my own seasoning blends, too. I tend to reach for certain seasonings and salts so often, that it just makes sense from a time saving perspective to have various blends at the ready in their own little shaker containers.

Many sweet thanks for your recent blog comment, Cyn, I really appreciate it.

♥ Jessica

Donna said...

I love all the cheerful flowers! Mmmm, that salt recipe sounds good too!

KathyB. said...

The sea salt & herb mix is one to be copied and used for oh so many recipes and ? I have the herbs growing in my garden and sea salts on hand so I know I'll be using this recipe / formula.

Your front porch looks very inviting and I know hostas ( we have hundreds of them thriving here ) will add to the beauty of your garden.

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Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What an adorable box! I've never heard of butcher salt. How fun! I'm so glad to hear things are going well for you in the city and that you were able to have a little get-away. Thanks for your prayers regarding Camille and her family.

God Bless,
Jackie

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Wow! Yum, this reminds me of the ingredients I put in my rosemary chicken and dumplings! I need to make a big batch of it again. I'm almost out.

Thank you for visiting my blog and as always being a great sense of encouragement.

Life is good even though it is hard.

Love,
Stacie

April said...

Love the garden pix!