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Sea salts: flavor AND fun!

I got fan mail!! 

My lovely customer, Clare M., of Voorheeseville NY, took time from her jam-packed life of a successful financial career and wearing all the hats that Moms do, to tell me about her recent experience. She says:

” I hosted a holiday luncheon on Sunday for my family. On the table I had put out a multicolored salt assortment that I had purchased from Laura Griffin “Your Spice of Life”. Cancel the entertainment! It is not needed! My family had so much fun sprinkling the different salts and comparing the different tastes and textures.  It was a lot of fun. They were so impressed by my black and pink salts (reminiscent of meals I have had down at Dale Miller where they bring out a salt variety – very trendy).” set of 5 mini salts

Mini salt collection all lined up for action!


They also raved over my carrots upon which I had sprinkled “As Sweet as Kate” spiced sugar blend. There wasn’t a carrot left! Read the rest of this entry


Just the facts: Sea Salt

Rows and rows of salt
Do you know your Sea Salts?

Sea salt has become commonplace over the last few years. Maybe you’ve even switched over to it yourself.  But for many people, it’s a little mysterious, especially when confronted with the hundreds of different kinds. Do you really know what it is, where it comes from, and what makes it so different from traditional table salt?

If you are like most people, the answer is NO.

Since Your Spice of Life sells lots of different sea salts, I wanted to put together a nice little “fact sheet”  to answer the most common questions I get.  If you have others, let me know! Read the rest of this entry

Meet the Sea Salts!

Get to know my sea salts! 

Sea salt is such a hot topic these days, with its gorgeous colors, health benefits over table salt, and unquestionable “foodie” appeal. I am continually adding to the salts that I carry, but here is the present line-up of deliciousness:

“Fault-Free” (California White) All natural, solar evaporated, it is gathered from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
“Hawaiian Nights” (Hawaiian Black Lava) Hawaiian ocean water is drawn into complex array of filters and will go through a reverse osmosis process. From here the water is evaporated through a sophisticated solar evaporation method leaving behind the finished salt product which is hand collected and further infused or “bathed” in activated Coconut shell charcoal.

“Hawaiian Sunset” (Hawaiian Red Alaea) Unlike most salt which is mined, Red Alaea is sea salt that is created through natural evaporation when it is trapped in tidal pools and mixes with red volcanic clay. The red color itself comes from the extremely high amount of iron in the clay.

“Tickle Me Pink” (Himalayan Pink) Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the purest salts found on earth, having been protected by hardened lava within the Himalayan salt beds for hundreds of millions of years.  The many hues of pink, red and white are an indication of this salt’s rich and varying mineral and iron content.

“Kitchen Campfire” (Smoked Sea Salt) 100% natural, solar evaporated, gathered from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. From there it is slow roasted above Red Alder wood for a rich and distinctive flavor.

“Simply Celtic” (Tamise de Guerande Grey) Hand-harvested using centuries old Celtic methods. Sel Gris comes from the clay lining the salt ponds. Guerande is a French town on the West coast of France, on the Celtic Sea.

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