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.

 

Sea creatures meet Sal del Mar

 We have added four new designs to our Sal del Mar hand-embroidered bag line. With summer here already, we thought Creatures from the Sea would be a perfect look and came up with whimsical designs that we named...“Inky the Octopus,” “ Star the Mermaid,” “Saucy Seahorse,” and “Sea Shells.”  We chose sea colors of greens and blues. We love the way the embroiderers made them come alive with their artistic way of interpreting our designs with their needle and threads.  They will make the perfect gift to take to all the summer barbeques.  See them on our shopping page with all of our other Sal del Mar designs.       

We have added four new designs to our Sal del Mar hand-embroidered bag line. With summer here already, we thought Creatures from the Sea would be a perfect look and came up with whimsical designs that we named...“Inky the Octopus,” “ Star the Mermaid,” “Saucy Seahorse,” and “Sea Shells.”

We chose sea colors of greens and blues. We love the way the embroiderers made them come alive with their artistic way of interpreting our designs with their needle and threads.

They will make the perfect gift to take to all the summer barbeques.

See them on our shopping page with all of our other Sal del Mar designs. 

 

 

design

Working on most anything with Sal del Mar is just plain fun!  But my favorite part is working on ideas for new hand-embroidered bag designs.  It is hard to know what inspires a design, but sometimes, it just starts with seeing something and then letting it evolve.  

Like noticing at early morning coffee...the blues on blues. The napkin, The edge of the painted tray.

Or the blue in the sky and the Sea of Cortez.

Sometimes, it’s just colors that become the design. We were dazzled by how the embroiderers used their different colored threads of blue to capture two Sal del Mar designs. Their called: “The Cod” and “Blue Monotone.” They are available in our Shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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