Spices, seasonings, and more

The anticipation of growing my summer herb garden is starting to build for me this month.  I attended a gardening seminar a couple of weeks ago, and ever since the excitement of what I will be growing this year in my edible garden has stayed with me.  I always have my regular list of perennial…

Salt from West Virginia

A friend from Charleston mailed me a jar of J.Q. Dickinson salt and I have been experimenting ever since it arrived by mail.  The company’s family trade began more than 200 years ago in Malden and has been recently revived as a new salt-works business.  Back in the 1850’s, the Kanawha Valley was known as…

herbs from home

one of the best things about having a home garden is being able to snip a sprig of an herbal plant to brighten the kitchen table.  i selected several herbs from my garden and created a simple arrangement in several small vases. after the dinner, i can use the herbs for upcoming recipes.  the sage…

salt and pepper grinder–a review

  cooking is much more enjoyable when having the right tools available.  this week, i was given the opportunity to test and review the Ozeri Fresko Duo Salt and pepper grinder for my blog.  the grinder is compact, compared to my other style grinders.  it allows for both salt and pepper in one tool.  the product…