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 People ask me about the name of my blog and the Radish part.  I used radishes because they are visual attractive, round and red. And when old, they are old a little caustic and biting.   Sometimes that is me

 I live in Northeastern Florida, and I moved here from Puget Sound of Washington.   My subject matter is always in flux.  I go through different crazes and my blog goes with me.  I enjoy food, photography, I love my family, and I am creative always.  I write about life.   Lately I have included some politics and religion.   

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July 12, 2016/ Basil Salt

 

While I was gone to the Pacific Northwest, my neighbors baby sat my basil.  I came back and I had a lot of very tall basil which needed to be cut.  I am not a pesto person.  In my preservation books, herbal salts are suggested.  Herbal salts are kind of a trippy thing to have on hand. Shake and there you have a  little pizzaz.  

In this case, I used all of the basil.  How much do you have?  Put the basil in a food processor and add 1/4 cup of coarse sea salt per packed basil, and pulverize.  I did not grind my basil to a fine powder.  I stopped at about the 1/8 inch mark.  But do as you like.  I then set this mixture out on a cookie sheet in the sunlight in my dining room for a couple of days to dry.  

 

For my kitchen I like the idea of making rosemary and fennel salt.  

 

Reader Comments (6)

Great pic and would ❤ to have this on hand!!

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMCVwasHere

And I forgot to say that it looks and tastes great on a omelette.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRadish

Yum.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWinnie

I was just going to ask how you liked the taste. When you make rosemary and fennel salt, let us know the results! These would make great holiday hostess gifts I think.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMood Ring Mama

oh dear Lord! I'll be making this! And I'll have to try the rosemary too. I make peach basil smoothies. Had my first yesterday with fresh peaches. It's also good in a peach and berry crusty thing like a pie with out a pan. Pizza is on the list to make this week too.

July 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxi

I bet your kitchen smelled heavenly that day!

July 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

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