Sunset Cocktail Salt

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I’ve been dreaming up this one for quite a bit and it’s even better than I imagined.  Sea Love Sea Salt is combined with organic lemon, lime and orange zests…

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I dehydrate the zests at a low-temp to keep in the vitamins and essential oils, but allow the zests to become crunchy, flavorful bits…IMG_6507

I have been experimenting for months and have made a ton of failed batches, but I am happy to say that it is perfected.

The obvious choice is to pair Sunset Salt with margaritas, but I’ve personally tried it on Bloody Marys, Vodka/Sodas and Gin/Sodas.  Hell, I may just pair it with my post-run smoothie it’s so good!

Sunset Salt is also awesome in guacamole and topped on fish and salads.

Available online now.

Cheers!

xx

BIG News. BIG!

As of March 31st, Sea Love will have a permanent home…

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 1.25.08 PM Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 1.28.00 PMOutside on 3.5 acres, there will be plenty of room for multiple salthouses, gardens, fruit trees, composting and frolicking room for Norm.  Inside provides amazing space for making blends of culinary and cocktail salts, scrubs and soaks with additional room for an office and storage space for Sea Love branding items, like hats, tanks and beach throws!  I am also giddy about potentially renting out the farm for super fun events like art shows, markets, parties or weddings.

Looking forward to room for growth, feeling stoked and like I may vomit all wrapped up into a one salty, happy mess.

Fingers crossed ’til March 31st!

Banana Milk

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Out of your usual milk, but have a banana?  Or maybe like me, you never seem to finish a bunch of bananas before they go bad (freeze them in this case).  Enter banana milk.  Quite frankly, it’s amazingly delish and full of potassium and electrolytes.  You can use this simple trick in place of your regular choice of milk (mine is coconut) or enjoy pre workout.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of Sea Love Sea Salt
  • 2 ice cubes (no ice needed if you’re using a frozen banana)

What You’ll Do:

  1. Blend all ingredients until creamy… about 30 seconds.
  2. Enjoy!

Want to boost your banana milk?  Add any of the following:

  • 1 tablespoon of flax, hemp or chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of any nut butter
  • scoop of protein powder

Need to satisfy a sweet tooth?  Add a tablespoon of local honey or 1-2 dates.

I have used this on oatmeal, granola and before multiple runs.  Banana milk is going into the rotation for sure.

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Happy Birthday Daisy!

Daisy is 15 today or 105 in human years.  Watching your dog grow old is ruff.  While she was once yellow, she is now white.  She used to fear fireworks, thunder and the vacuum,  but can no longer hear.  Daisy loved nothing more than to run 6 miles with me, but now we slowly walk.

1st day home, and probably 1st time inside a house ever.

1st day home, and probably 1st time inside a house ever.

1st beach trip

1st beach trip

Her life started with abuse and neglect.  She is scared of brooms, rakes and cigarettes, if that gives you any indication. I always said that I wanted a dog named Daisy.  So when we walked into an adoption day held at a PetSmart in Virginia, she was staring back at me from a cage with a sign that read, “Hi, my name is Daisy”.  That was it.  I emptied out my very small new teacher salary checking account and bought Daisy, a crate, dog food, bowls, and toys.  15 years and 7 moves in 4 states later, she is still my buddy, constantly looking for me, wanting to be close.

Happy Birthday you old cranky pants!

She comes in quick!

She comes in quick!

xx

 

 

Sucked Dry

I have been excited for the market off-season for many reasons, mentioned here.  My new dehydrator will help with two of them, salt of the month club and cocktail rim salt.  So after the hectic multi-week road trip, I was stoked to test out of my new excalibur dehydrator.  Having never used a dehydrator before, it is a bit overwhelming due to the amount of ways you can use it… jerky, fruits, veggies, yogurt or fruit roll-ups… seriously overwhelming.  I started simply.  I put in all the fruit that I had that was about to turn, 4 bananas, two apples, 2 containers of strawberries and the zest of an orange, lemon and lime (for the rim salt)…IMG_6177

Hours and many peeks later, I determined that everything was done.  The zest was pulled out after 2 hours, but the fruit stayed in for about 8 hours at a very, very low heat, which keeps the nutrients in the fruit…IMG_6188

Seriously delish!  All of the above is already gone and in my belly.  I snacked on the crunchy goodness and also added to my morning muesli…IMG_6206

Bottom line:  It’s a large piece of kitchen equipment, so large that when not in use will be stored elsewhere.  However, I think it’s fab for saving fruit-almost-gone-bad.  Considering that salt was the main reason for this purchase, I am excited that the dried fruit snacks is an extra bennie.  As for the salt, the cocktail salt turned out amazing!  This has been through multiple iterations over the past few months, but I am finally happy with this one…IMG_6287

…now I just need to find the perfect packaging!

Stay tuned and cheers!

xx

Here Comes The Bride…

No, I am not getting married… again.  Not only do I think twice is enough for me, but I’m not letting this one go…

IMG_3910But other people are getting married.  These people may live at the beach, may have fallen in love at the beach, may have gotten engaged at the beach or just love the beach in general.  Instead of cheesy wedding favors like chintzy photo frames or mints, why not gift your guests with a bit of the beach… hand-harvested, filtered and solar evaporated sea salt from the oceans of Wrightsville Beach.

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These can be customized with names, dates or table numbers.  The possibilities are endless because so is your love.

xx