Sea Salt Rosemary and Lemon Shortbread

Sea Salt Rosemary and Lemon Shortbread

Hello to you on this sunny Friday afternoon. Yes, I am writing to you with a recipe for Rosemary Shortbread. Did you catch the hint that I love to bake? Oh yes, I do! My baking habits don’t do this girl’s hips any good when I have had a cast on my foot for the last 2 months! But, baked goods make me so happy and even happier when I have delivered little bundles of buttery goodness to someone and they bite into them and their smiles brighten right up! These Rosemary Shortbread nibbles did just that and friends, family and customers at the Aquidneck Grower’s Market wanted the recipe. The recipe came courtesy of the New York Times Cooking section. I loved the recipe so much that I have started a habit of an extra butter purchase while at the market. It is such an awesome dessert to bring to your next summer BBQ. Now I sound like Paula Deen! Time to lace up my sneakers! Cheers! 

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Summer is here and that Means Watermelons!

Summer is here and that Means Watermelons!

Watermelon is to summer like pumpkin lattes are to fall. Watermelons have become synonymous with summer time picnics for their cool and refreshing quality and for their low maintenance idea for a dessert or BBQ side. 

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Let's Talk Salt...

Let's Talk Salt...

Most people only know the salt they buy in their local store - kosher and table salt. Heck, before becoming a food lover that is all I knew too. Kosher and table salt both such common ingredients and housed in everyone’s kitchens and table shakers….well almost everyone, BUT my in-laws. Shaken INTO our food preparation and perhaps, if you grew up like I did….shaken on top to give those canned veggies some flavor. (Blech…I didn’t become a food lover until my mid 20’s when I started dating my now husband. I digress....) 

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Lemon and Rosemary Sea Salt Cookies

Lemon and Rosemary Sea Salt Cookies

A cookie without chocolate chips?! That just doesn't happen in my house but, last night I was in a mood to try something different. We all need to try different things, right? Go crazy every once in a while. Forgoing chocolate chips was my idea of crazy? Hmmm….I need to get out more! I was definitely questioning the savory idea of an herbal cookie, but I love rosemary and of course, sea salt. I thought I would give it a try and I am so happy I did. Thank you, Pinterest and Chrissy Carter! 

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Memorial Day Weekend and the Kickoff to Summer Parties!

Memorial Day Weekend and the Kickoff to Summer Parties!

As we cruise into Memorial Day weekend, we here at Newport Sea Salt Co. wish you a wonderful weekend ahead and are most thankful for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and fought for our country’s freedom. 

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Start Your Day with Homemade Granola and a Sprinkle of Sea Salt

Start Your Day with Homemade Granola and a Sprinkle of Sea Salt

I love the Smitten Kitchen cookbook so much that I have post-it notes tagged on most of the 300 pages as reminders to get in the kitchen and try them out. Most of the recipes from Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen cookbook uses simple ingredients and yields amazing results. Once you make a few dishes from her cookbook, you feel like a kitchen success. Well, I will speak for myself. (P.S. Deb Perleman has her second cookbook coming out soon! I can't wait!) Read on to hear about her amazing granola recipe....with our addition of sea salt!

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Don't Just Dream About It, Make it Happen!

Don't Just Dream About It, Make it Happen!

Newport Sea Salt Company is set to launch this week at our inaugural Farmer’s Market in Newport, Rhode Island. We could not have gotten to this point without the small business support from local resources and of course the enthusiasm from our family, friends and new acquaintances. Read on to learn about our path to creating our small business. 

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A SEA of FLAVOR

A SEA of FLAVOR

"James Beard, the father of American Cookery, once asked, "Where would we be without salt?" I know the answer: adrift in a sea of blandness. Salt has a greater impact on flavor than any other ingredient. Learn to use it well, and food will taste good."

I just finished reading a lovely New York Times article my mother-in-law sent along called The Single Most Important Ingredient by Samin Nosrat. The author, Ms. Nosrat, eloquently tells the story of her first impression of salt starting from her childhood days spent at the beach.

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ANCHORS AWEIGH!

ANCHORS AWEIGH!

Newport Sea Salt Co. has just launched! We will be proudly producing small batches of hand harvested sea salt from the beautiful Brenton Point Reef in Newport, Rhode Island as we have just cleared our last hurdle to operate our small business! 

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