Posts Tagged: holiday

Hot Ginger Toddy

Hot Ginger Toddy // Not Without Salt

It’s interesting to me how we all respond differently to recipes. For me there’s a physical reaction when I come across a recipe that I can’t wait to try. Something inside me jumps as if to say, “yes!” I’ll respond by creasing the corner of the page to remind myself to head right to that… Read more »

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum // notwithoutsalt.com

I’m filled with an eager excitement thinking on all the things I want to do, see and accomplish this time of year: Twinkling lights of red, green, blue and yellow to be seen while drinking hot chocolate. Gifts to be bought and gifts to be made. Cookies to be enjoyed and vegetables eaten to balance… Read more »

Maple Hot Cocoa

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The cookies, cakes, candies and chocolate barks are fine indeed. The crusted roasts still pink and tender inside cozied up to potatoes layered with cheese and bathed in cream satisfy deeply. I will never deny a leftover piece of gently spiced pie for breakfast – pumpkin is a vegetable after all, but the holidays offer… Read more »

Brussels sprouts with white beans and pecorino

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It’s really a shame that Brussels sprouts have had such a bad reputation. I regretfully admit that I myself have spent the majority of my life pulling up my nose in disgust at the mear mention of them. I blame the steam bath my Brussels of the past received before ending up on my plate… Read more »

“it tastes like Almond Roca” candy

I will be attending three Thanksgiving dinners this year. I will be wearing stretchy pants at each meal (and probably a cute little dress to cover up the fact that I’m wearing stretchy pants). It may surprise you to know that I don’t do a lot of cooking on Thanksgiving. It’s not that I don’t… Read more »

Vanilla Salt : a homemade gift

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Mother’s Day is approaching rapidly and while I’ve already unwrapped my present in the form of two beautiful and large vegetable beds that my sweet husband made for me, I have the perfect handmade gift for the mother who likes to spice things up in the kitchen. Vanilla Salt. It’s unique, incredibly easy to make… Read more »

Gingerbread Cookies

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As a little girl I wanted to be Martha Stewart. My best friend and I took it upon ourselves to create a publication for young girls, such as ourselves, who dreamed of being the crafter, cook and exceptional decorator that Martha is. Our magazine was called, Mini Martha Living. It ran for one issue. Oh… Read more »

A moment of genius-ness

Have you ever come up with an idea so genius that you know you’re pretty much guaranteed fame and fortune just for conceiving such a brilliant concept? Well, the other day I came up with said idea. I really do believe that the world will never be the same once this revelation is unveiled. I… Read more »