A Pinch of Lov(age): Preserving Herbs with Salt

If you found yourself with the happy problem of having an abundance of fresh garden herbs this season, you might be scrambling to find ways to use or store them before the cold weather rolls in.

Air drying, freeze drying and freezing are common ways to preserve fresh herbs, but there’s another way. An easy way… herb-infused salts!

Topo Chico Inspired Mineral Water for Home Carbonators

There are plenty of other mineral waters out there, but for my money, there are none quite like Topo Chico. For those of us living outside of their distribution area, (or those of you who just love a good DIY project) you can mix your own Topo Chico-inspired mineral blend that will make hundreds of bottles… for about $25 in ingredients.

Smoking Your Own Gourmet Finishing Salt

Smoked finishing salts are a fun way to add a unique and flavorful touch to your dishes.

The main downside is the cost… smoked salts tends to be marketed as artisan products and can get pretty spendy. Fortunately, if you already have a grill or smoker, smoking your own salt at home is inexpensive and super simple!

Tincture Dilution Calculator

Calculate the volumes of any two alcohol proofs to create a tincture of a particular strength.

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