cinco de mayo and a margarita

It takes just a few inqredients to make a great margarita. Tequila. Cointreau. Limes. But don't forget to salt the rim of the glass.  Salt  completments the lime and tequila ingredients.  To quote Rick Bayless: "Without salt, you can produce a tasty creation..,but not a drop-dead delicious one.."Try just salting half the rim and then you can sip either with or without salt. Sal del Mar gourmet sea salt delivers a crisp salty taste which you don't get from just any salt. Our favorite recipe for one margartia (we like making them one at a time.) is:  1 1/2 oz. of a silver tequila, 3/4 oz. Cointreiu, 1-1/2 limes ( about 1 oz) squeezed.  Pour into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, Cover and shake vigorously until froth and cold. Pour into a Sal del Mar crusted martini glass and serve. 

they've got... personality

Today, we are here to announce our new Sal del Mar product line.. hand-embroidered tea towels and bar towels. .  

Today, we are here to announce our new Sal del Mar product line.. hand-embroidered tea towels and bar towels. .  

Actually, they are better described as towels with a lot of personality because they have been designed to create joy and happiness by just looking at them.  And even though they are a piece of art... they are also hard-working and can clean a counter top or wipe up a ketchp spill.

 It has been a year in the making... creating designs, choosing the linen fabric, the color combinations of our fabrics and yarn, and then tweaking the embroidered designs through many stages until it was perfect.

And  finally we have a product that will work along side our Sal del Mar gourmet sea salt bags. The embroiderers who benefit from the sale of our Sal del Mar products are also very excited to have a whole new canvas to work with.... a largle white, beautiful linen canvas.  See all our designs and gift ideas on our website: www.saldelmar.com

 

 

the harvest

The Fall Harvest is here and the heirloom tomatoes are so colorful and sculptural that I do a mini photo shoot to try and capture their beauty. Even sliced, they are so picturesque, especially with a pinch of Sal del Mar. Stacked in a sandwich wih bacon, avacado, they are scrumptuous.

a shopping bag

The Hermes shopping bag is the perfect prop to show off our Very Veggie sea salt in our hand-embroidered bags. There are several designs: "Pinup Girl Tomato." "Endearing Corn," and "Ravishing Radish." (You can see them on our shopping page.) The embroidery is a work of art and the women who make them benefit from the sale of Sal del Mar..

The sea salt is hand-harvested from the Sea of Cortez. It truly enhances the taste of any veggies. 

Tomatoes

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It is that time of year that tomato lovers, love. It's hard to not come home with a basket full. There are many recipes, but somehow a tomatoe just needs a sprinkle of Sal del Mar.

It is that time of year that tomato lovers, love. It's hard to not come home with a basket full. There are many recipes, but somehow a tomatoe just needs a sprinkle of Sal del Mar.

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Paula's dish

This tortilla appetizer is incredibly easy to make and it also is a perfect match with a margarita. My friend, Paula Hamilton, taught me this recipe when she was in Mexico a couple of months ago working with me on designs for Sal del Mar.. We decided to do a photo shoot and scouted out from my cupboards this hand-painted, terra cotta plate and a big palm leaf from the courtyard to prop it with. 

Here’s the recipe:  Cut corn tortillas into half or quarter sizes. Fry in oil. Drain on a paper towel and immedialy sprinkle on Sal del Mar and chili powder. 

 

 

a hostess gift

This mermaid holding a star is one of our newest designs for our hand-embroidered bags of Sal del Mar gourmet sea salt. It is truly a work of art and I marvel at the exquisite work that the embroiderers in Alamos, Sonora Mexico continue to make. It is the perfect gift to take as a hostess gift to a Fourth of July celebration. Tie it with a ribbon around your favorite BBQ cookbook as an added suprise.

summer

This is a photograph of our Very Veggie Sal del Mar "Tomatoe" hand-embroidered bag taken last summer at the Powel Gardens outside of Kansas City.  The tomato plants were so plump and lush and were the perfect background to show off our line of hand-embroidered bags the "Tomato," but we also have  " Radish," and "Corn." The embroidery is a work of art and the salt is our same Sal del Mar salt. We created our Very Veggie sea salt line to let everyone  know that our hand-harvested sea salt enahnces the taste of vegetables. 

Learn more about the Powell Gardenstwww.powellgardens.org/HeartlandHarvestGarden