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Pickling Season

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The best time of year to put by all those beautiful vegetables and fruit is right about now.

Try these Salt Traders favorites to enjoy with your fall meals.

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

Pickled Carrot Slices with Asian Flavors

Pickled Blueberries

Pickled Beets

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Long Red is Back in Town

After a long absence, we are overjoyed to have these beloved Long Red Peppercorns back in stock. Our new batch is grown in Cambodia and left on the vine to fully ripen. This extended length of time gives the peppercorns their delightful chestnut hue and lots of peppery pop. The flavor is unlike classic peppercorns; [...]

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Rhubarb Punch

Rhubarb Punchfrom family friends, the Piersons This delightfully refreshing beverage reminds me of summer days when I was young. Rhubarb grew in plenty from our garden, and my mother would make this punch on special occasions. With its perfect combination of tart and sweet, this punch is a lovely treat for any spring or [...]

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Tenderloin of Beef on Toast with Sagemary Salt

Makes 12 toastsThis is an easy, yet elegant hors d’oeuvre. For a variation, change the flavor of the butter using other didi davis food salt blends. 4 TB unsalted butter 1 tsp. Sagemary Salt 1 tsp. tomato paste, optional Squeeze or two of fresh lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper 6 slices white bread (halved) [...]

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Smoked Paprika Meat and Seafood Rub

Makes a scant ½ cupUse spicy or sweet smoked paprika salt for this rub. Great on beef, pork (especially spare ribs or pulled pork), poultry, fish. Store in a covered container and keep in a cool, dark, dry spot to preserve the freshness and strength of the rub. It will keep for about 2 months. [...]

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Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Paprika Salt

Serves 4-62 lbs. small red potatoes About 2 TB olive oil Smoked Sweet or Spicy Paprika Salt Freshly ground black pepperPreheat oven to 400º F. Cut potatoes into 4 wedges each, or cut in half if very small. Place potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle generously with Smoked Paprika Salt, pepper, [...]

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Roasted Plum Tomatoes with Fennel Thyme Salt

by Chef Didi DavisThis is perhaps the only time that you may use crummy, supermarket tomatoes in the dead of winter and enjoy a tasty dish! No kidding. These tomatoes, and their variations, are best eaten lukewarm or at room temperature. 1-3 TB best quality olive oil 6 plum tomatoes, washed and dried Fennel [...]

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Carrot Salad

Shred carrots and toss with lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, Grey Sea Salt-Fine Grain or sea salt of choice, Sarawak Black Pepper, or pepper of choice, ground cumin, didi davis food Orange-Ginger or Curry Sugar. Add all to taste. Let marinate 1 hour before serving.Recipe Copyright Deirdre Davis 2020Use of content requires [...]

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Stewed Rhubarb with Tarragon

Stewed rhubarb is such a favorite in our house that it marks the beginning of the season just as corn and the first fall apples signal theirs. This dish has a savory element; the addition of tarragon is a pleasing departure from more usual versions. Serve with ham, duck, pork, sausages, rich fish such as [...]

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Grilled Fish with Rhubarb-Mustard Sauce

Buy the reddest rhubarb you can find. The color enhances the dish.Serves 4 / Sauce Makes 1 1/2 to 2 Cups1/2 pound rhubarb, cut into 1/4-inch slices 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1/4 cup bottled clam juice, optionalA few turns of freshly ground Special Wynad Black Pepper A good pinch of fine [...]

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