blackberry and green tea popsicles

“Life was just a tire swing. ‘Jambalaya’ was the only song I could sing. Blackberry pickin’, eatin’ fried chicken, And I never knew a thing about pain. Life was just a tire swing.” ~ Jimmy Buffett The plump, juicy blackberry and a hot summer day are perfect companions. After spending the day elbow deep in stickers to fill buckets, cold delicious popsicles made with the … Continue reading blackberry and green tea popsicles

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

how to make the perfect lemon curd

Lemon curd is a basic custard, meaning it’s thickened by eggs. Although many curd recipes call for just yolks, I prefer to use a combination of whole eggs and yolks to add a bit of lightness. ~Claire Saffitz In late spring we are holding our first annual Family Lavender and Blueberry Tea. As I finalize the menu, I am going to post the recipes we … Continue reading how to make the perfect lemon curd