Make Your Own Solstice Salt

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Herb Salt

Make you own herb salt

Herbs are in abundance in summer, and they can be used fresh, when full of flavour in cooking. However, winter will be here before we know it, and we like to preserve the taste of summer in herb salt. I discovered this easy method of making herb salt over on Instagram and now use in much of my cooking. I keep a jar next to the stove, and a pestle and mortar handy for grinding it.

Homegrown herbs

Homegrown herbs

It’s just a simple matter of taking fresh herbs – you can see from this photo I have used rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano, and chopping it finely with a knife. I’ve added some pretty blue borage flowers here, and a chive flowerhead for colour.

Add this to rock salt, or salt flakes and leave to dry out in a bowl overnight. The next day, simply pop into a clean jam jar and label. You will have herb salt for use in your cooking throughout the year.

It’s a ten-minute job, why not give it a go?

Solstice Salt

Solstice Salt

I made this pot of herb salt at the Summer Solstice this year, hence the label!

Read about growing herbs and some suggestions for their uses in:

Other posts about using herbs include:





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