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

 

The traditional Mexican tequila cocktail

Here is one of my favorite Mexican tequila cocktails, the Paloma.  It is traditionally made with grapefruit soda, Squirt!  But this version uses fresh grapefruit juice which I like because it cuts through the flavor of the tequila. It is a great recipe to increase to make a pitcher of Paloma for a party. You can combine all the ingrediets, cover and refrigerate until chiled about 2 hours. Use the grapefruit and lime to to crust the rim of a glass as described in the recipe below. 

2 oz of Blanco Tequila 

2 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. triple sec

1/2 oz. agave nectar

Sal de Margarita sea salt

TIP:  Take the grapefruit and lime out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature.

Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and agave nectar into a pitcher and stir. Pour into a Sal de Margarita rimmed glass with iceand garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

Sal de Margarita rimmed glasses for a party

Sal de Margarita rimmed glasses for a party

RECIPE FOR SALTING THE GLASS

Pour a layer of Sal de Margarita onto a small plate. With a slice of lime, wet half of the rim of the glass.(Rimming just half the edge with salt, lets you control how much salt you taste with each sip.) Dip the glass into the salt at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side. Be careful to not let any of the salt drip into the glass. 

TIP;  Salt the rims in advance of serving a margarita. It allows the salt to dry on the rim so that the salt won't drip into the margarita. It also saves time when preparing margaritas for a party.