If you’re a vegetable or herb gardener, you know that dreaded feeling of having too much leftover and not wanting any of your hard, nurturing work to go to waste. Usually, when this happens I start handing out dozens of tomatoes, excess leafy greens, and basil by the handful. I will pass them out to just about anyone that I know will enjoy the goodies grown in my garden. What I can’t use in a timely manner or get rid of, I have to find new and creative ways to cook and use my excess vegetables and herbs. This Homemade Italian Sea Salt is a fun, flavorful way to use garden herbs and excess.
Homemade Italian Sea Salt:
- ¾ C. Coarse Sea Salt
- 15 to 20 Sprigs of Basil, Oregano, and Rosemary
- Rinse your herbs well and pat dry.
- Remove all the leaves from the stems.
- Chop coarsely.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Store in a jar in the refrigerator or a cool, dark place.
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This Homemade Italian Sea Salt can be sprinkled on foods as a seasoning or used as a meat rub or marinade. Any way you use it, it can be customized to your taste buds: Add more or less of any of the herbs, leave one out, or add more. Use different herbs all together if you’re in the mood to experiment.
With the holidays coming up this Homemade Italian Sea Sal also makes a great hostess gift for just about anyone on your list! Just toss them in a cute mason jar and wrap a ribbon around the lid. You could also try making a set of different flavors for a fun feast of tastes!
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.