angel food strawberry shortcake

Warm weather is for celebrating the summer berry and all its companions. The best part of summer is picking fresh berries and using them in culinary creations or simply eating them fresh off the vine. While strawberries are readily available at your local grocer, picking them up at a farmers market or simply picking them yourself, supports the local farm and farmer. Note: Angel Food … Continue reading angel food strawberry shortcake

try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

Simple and delicious this whiskey cocktail is perfect for summer sipping on the front porch while you watch the world go by. We are taking subscriptions! Our printed September issue mails August 10th.The introductory price $22.99 includes 12 monthly issues and if you subscribe by July 10th, we will include our Holiday Cheer Guide to Entertaining, mailing mid October. Subscribe here. We look forward to … Continue reading try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

chef adrianne calvo’s “grilled” cajun shrimp boil + lemon aioli

Miami Chef Adrianne Calvo gives a Cajun classic, a global makeover! Miami based Chef Adrianne Calvo, author of Maximum Flavor Social, shares a recipe inspired by a recent culinary discovery, just in time for grilling season. In a recent visit to the South, Calvo enjoyed her first crawfish boil, a Louisiana staple bursting with spicy flavors. A classic crawfish boil has crawfish, red potatoes, corn, … Continue reading chef adrianne calvo’s “grilled” cajun shrimp boil + lemon aioli

enter to win a gorgeous embossed rolling pin from embossed co

Basil & Salt has partnered with Embossed Co for a giveaway! Embossed Co creates heirloom quality embossed rolling pins and we are in love with look and feel of these high-grade solid beech wood beauties. They are food-safe and will arrive in time to add a touch of elegance to your holiday baking.  In addition to the giveaway, we want to feature you. Yes you! … Continue reading enter to win a gorgeous embossed rolling pin from embossed co

Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

If you’re looking for a dazzling dessert to wow friends and family this weekend, we have you covered. With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary world ~Wikipedia This recipe is perfect for your any outdoor party or even packed in a cooler for a day at the beach. A great go-to … Continue reading Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Crisp, green and herby, sauvignon blanc is the perfect companion for early summer dishes. Summer may be on the horizon but here in the pacific northwest we still have a bit of damp weather and chilly temps. In other words, a typical June. This means a lot of our entertaining is still indoors, at least until the rain gives way to July sunshine. We enjoy … Continue reading Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

simple and healthy 5 minute pesto

Eating well and finding quality ingredients isn’t always simple, but it is worth it. Until you are familiar with specific brands or learn more about your local farms and their growing practices, it’s important to first do your research before purchasing products with “healthy” on the label. I spoke with a group not long ago about the beauty of making your own pesto and one … Continue reading simple and healthy 5 minute pesto