Herby Herbs!

Modern Day Martha ♥ Making Herbed Salts

  • She's Crafty

  • Jan 18 2012

  • Posted by: Candice

Hey Sexy MDM (Modern Day Martha!) Get your holiday gifting done early this year! These salts keep for up to a year or two and are the most adorable gift giving idea in the world.

Ingredients

You choose: Dried Sage, rosemary, basil, thyme, lavender, tarragon, parsley

-High quality sea salt, coarse grind. none of that iodized garbage puh-lease!

-Mason Jars , high-quality ribbon, homemade paper tags, hole puncher, colored calligraphy pens

You choose your fave leftover herbs and or just buy a bunch in bulk at the farmer’s market and save to dry! Takes about a week to dry out all of the moisture completely. Try to have an even amount of herbs between the different varieties.

Once the herbs are completely dry, separate the twiggy stems from the leaves, discard all of the hard stems. Now comes the fun part, blend the dried herbs with salt (the proportions are, one or two tablespoons of herbs to five tablespoons of sea salt). Put them into a food processor (or you could can get old skool with it – using  a pestle and mortar).

Mix until they combine to form a gorgeous powder, for a lil elegant touch add a few peppercorns, juniper berries or a few pieces of dried lavender if desired to finish it off. Lavender, Herbs de Provence salt is my fave! Store in an airtight mason jar, in a cool dry place.

Finish by decorating with some ribbon, add in a sweet label, message, note or  salt combination tag. Makes for the perfect House warming, bridal shower, baby shower, welcome, thank you or just a lil way to say you’re spicy!

Look at you, you sexy, gorgeous MDM (modern day Martha) Makes the perfect, inexpensive and clever gift for anyone that cooks and loves herbs!

Delish Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies! xx

CK Favorite: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 4, 2014

Happy Chocolate Chip Day! Cookie monsters! What better excuse than to whip up a batch of my  most popular recipe (beside’s my Mom’s Gyoza, of course!) my famous Banana Oatmeal Chocolate C...


Staples for Every Fridge

Seven Must-have Pantry Staples

August 3, 2015

When it comes to the basics, I’ve found that these seven incredibly versatile ingredients are must-haves for any well and good pantry. Here’s how to utilize each ingredient! + Not only w...


MMM Homemade Granola!:)

Coconut Pumpkin Spiced Granola

April 7, 2015

Here’s my better-for-you version of g-free homemade granola! With the addition of pumpkin and spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and organic vanilla this granola will become your new pick-me-up in th...


Get with it.

Green is the New Black

November 12, 2013

Clean Green Drinks, Candice Kumai The book drops this next Spring, 2014! Green Drinks. Cleansing your body. Greening your life. The hottest thing on the market right now? Green juicing. I’ll sho...


Borscht

Babcia’s Borscht Soup

January 25, 2016

My beloved Polish Babcia (Grandma) used to make delish Borscht Soup for us when we were little, she was a seriously-talented cook..Everything she made tasted like shear heaven!  Of course, I lightene...


Chili

Hearty Vegan Quinoa + Black Bean Chili

April 4, 2016

This super hearty, spiced & surprisingly-meatless chili is perfect for a #MeatlessMonday dinner night-in. + With the addition of my favorite grain-like-seed quinoa, this simple one-pot meal is p...


Presto Pesto!

Fresh Presto Almond Pesto

February 25, 2015

Pesto, one of the most amazing, no, really it IS the most amazing sauce tossed on fresh pasta, spread on a crisp baguette toast or stuffed in a juicy chicken breast. However, as with all indulgent, i...


Delish Spaghetti! xxx

A Romantic Spaghetti & Meat-a-ball Menu for Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2015

WHEN MY PARENTS MET, IT WAS love at first sight. He was an American soldier and she was a school teacher in Japan. After getting married and moving to the United States from Japan in the 1970s, my mot...


Image by Candice Kumai

Dark Chocolate Almond & Coconut Smoothie Bowl

June 28, 2015

A delicious, clean and simple way to start the mornings in one simple bowl. xxx ck Serves 2 Ingredients          1 1⁄2 frozen bananas (or 1 whole Avocado) 1⁄4 cup whole natural almonds 3...


YUM Grain Porridge in the am! xx

Creamy Amaranth & Fresh Berry Porridge

January 24, 2015

I spy a new trend arising from ancient times, grain porridge aka hot cereal in the am. Try everything from quinoa to sorghum to amaranth and beyond. Just cook your grains with a delicious coconut or a...



comments powered by Disqus
×