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

strawberry stuffed pork loin with sweet strawberry mashed potatoes

Whether your throwing a backyard bash or penning your Sunday dinner menu, this dynamic duo works for either occasion. The contrast of ripe strawberry and savory pork loin create the unlikely perfect pairing. The dazzling flavor combinations of fresh thyme, toasted pine nuts, strawberries, goat cheese and pork make this main dish a top contender for the dinner table. Add the potato mash side dish … Continue reading strawberry stuffed pork loin with sweet strawberry mashed potatoes

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

Roasted Red Pepper, Goat Cheese and Basil Galette

By Chef Karista Bennett A savory galette feels like a special treat. Especially when summer produce is in full swing. Gorgeous garden ripe red peppers and fresh basil are combined with a silky goat cheese and flavorful basil pesto in this savory galette. It’s the perfect light but indulgent summer meal that is easily paired with a crisp white wine.   Karista is a passionate and experienced culinary arts professional, food … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper, Goat Cheese and Basil Galette

Seafood Kabobs with Lemon-Basil Butter

Our simple recipe is perfect for warm weather and backyard grilling. Gather your friends, pour a chilled white and enjoy. Summertime grilling is the ultimate way to keep the kitchen cool and cook seasonal, fresh foods. Our recipe for seafood kabobs is perfect for keeping in sync this season. Any type of seafood will do. ( see note below ) Visit your local farm, market or … Continue reading Seafood Kabobs with Lemon-Basil Butter