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

cinnamon apple cider doughnuts

Using the best ingredients is the secret to cooking and when it comes to doughnuts, we use real butter, not margarine and real buttermilk, not powder. The recipe below also asks for apple butter. If you aren’t familiar with this delicious concoction, you can generally find a jar at the farmers market, road side stand or your local grocer. We also happen to have an … Continue reading cinnamon apple cider doughnuts

how to make simple herb compound butter

Simple, delicious compound butters are perfect companions for summertime dishes. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened dash salt, to taste 1 Tablespoon fresh herbs, minced Choose your faves! Basil and parsley or rosemary, thyme and sage ~ the combinations are endless. Our choice for our Naked Corn on the Cue is: Ingredients 1 clove garlic, minced dash salt, to taste sprinkling pepper lime zest Cilantro, … Continue reading how to make simple herb compound butter

Create a mimosa bar with Santa Margherita Prosecco

Don’t spend the evening tending bar, whip up pitchers of cocktails and create a self-serve mimosa bar for your guests. The holiday cocktail season is in full swing and mimosa’s are a delightful way to celebrate the backyard summer season. Thank you for visiting basil & salt! We look forward to bringing you great content for gardening, parenting, health and beauty and of course, delicious … Continue reading Create a mimosa bar with Santa Margherita Prosecco