April 29, 2011
Q: Is sea salt a healthier option than regular table salt? A: Both sea salt and table salt are composed of sodium and chloride. Sodium is crucial to good health. It helps your body maintain a balance of fluids, keeps the nervous system running smoothly and influences muscle movement. But too much can cause high blood pressure. Aim to consume no more than the 2,300-milligram daily limit recommended by the American Heart Association. All salts add sodium to your diet. A teaspoon of a coarse variety, however, contributes slightly less than the same amount of the finer table salt.
February 13, 2015 |
Want to show loved ones that they are worth a little extra effort? Handcrafted cards are nice, but on Valentine's Day, nothing is better than homemade treats. Who wouldn't be wooed by hand-dipped chocolates? Or reminded of fond affections with sugar cookie missives? Homemade confections are as perfect a gift for the teacher who cares for your child as they are for your mom or dad. And you can create an assortment of goodies just the way your sweetheart or friend or firstborn likes them best.
July 24, 2015 |
Hug a lemon Many recipes call for half a lemon, or, say, half an onion. What happens to the other half? That's between you and the unseemly, plastic-wrap-strewn back of your refrigerator. A better solution is now available: silicone Food Huggers, available in a range of sizes to put the wraps on a variety of produce. - S.M. Food Huggers, $9.99 for a four-pack at Foodhuggers.com . A creamy butter sans dairy and nuts A new peanut-butter alternative is on the market, and it's made in Lancaster.
April 19, 2012
For the beets: 4 medium yellow beets 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil A few pinches sea salt 2 tablespoons agave nectar For the risotto: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon diced ginger 1 teaspoon diced garlic 1 cup sliced shiitake mushroom caps 2 cups arborio rice Approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt, to taste 5 cups water 1 cup soy or almond milk 1/4 cup...
February 21, 2008
Let Craig LaBan have all the fun with diver scallops, as he did in this space last week? Another great two-scallop appetizer ($11) comes off the stove of Mike Stollenwerk at Little Fish. He whips up a cauliflower gratin of bechamel and fontina cheese, sears the salted-and-peppered scallops, and plates them atop a smudge of slightly sweet raisin emulsion made of sherry wine vinegar and oil. A dusting of sea salt at the very last moment gives the scallops a special crunch.
April 11, 2013
Makes a generous 11/4 cups 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup raw unsalted cashews 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika (pimento dulce) 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers.
August 11, 1996 |
I am tasting salt for the first time. After years of coveting its crystalline crunch on pretzels, its salty flocking on popcorn and chips, I am here with several shakers and I'm tasting the stuff, straight. Kosher salt, iodized salt, free-flowing table salt, purified crystals of sea salt, potassium salt, reduced-sodium salt, pretzel salt, and several varieties of raw sea salt lie on plates across my kitchen counter. Some are as coarse as gravel, while others are powdery fine. They differ in color, moisture content, transparency, flavor, and, most surprisingly, aroma.
February 22, 2007 |
Campbell Soup Co.'s product lineup for this fall will have nearly 40 new or reformulated soups, including 14 using sea salt to reduce sodium, five Chunky Fully Loaded varieties with more meat, and - likely - the company's first organic soups, the Camden company said yesterday at a conference in Arizona. The plan to put sea salt in Campbell's soups sold in microwavable containers and other items comes as sales of the original 32 lower-sodium soups launched last year are projected to reach $300 million to $350 million in the current fiscal year, the company said.
December 14, 2012
'Tis one of the all-time-great chocolate-chip cookie adaptations, made by Metropolitan Bakery with dried cherries, bittersweet chocolate chunks, and a sprinkle of sea salt. This year, the bakery is packaging them for a fab holiday gift: eight giant cookies in a jar - to keep them fresh and prevent breakage. Package of eight, $19.95 at Metropolitan Bakery, 262 South 19th St., 215-545-6655 and other locations after Dec. 14. - Maureen Fitzgerald Tres chic, n'est-ce pas?
April 25, 2014
THE shagbark hickory, distinctive for its shedding bark, is a common tree in southeastern Pennsylvania. SHAGBARK HICKORY SYRUP 2 pounds shagbark hickory bark 2 cups granulated sugar Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Scrub bark thoroughly in clean water to remove debris. Break bark into roughly 8-inch pieces and place on a baking sheet. Toast bark until slightly brown and toasty smelling, about 25 minutes. Place bark in a large pot and add enough water to cover by one inch.