Craft

Salt Crock

I have been so busy around here with projects that I have neglected to post on the days that I said I would.  I think it will be worth it though.  Some of the projects that are in the works are pretty good. If I do say so myself.  The thing about a craft /DIY blog is that I have to complete the project before I can post about them.  I’m sure you can imagine that it is a lot of work at times.

Anyway, I wanted to show you something I really love and use all the time.

It is a Salt Crock.

I got the crock from a little farmer’s market while visiting family in the Okanogan this summer.  It was filled with honey from a local bee farmer.

After all the honey was used, (which didn’t take long around here) I cleaned it out and filled with Kosher Salt.  If you do not already use Kosher salt I recommend you look into it. The granules are larger than the salt that would be in a shaker, but smaller than Pickling Salt.  All of the cookies that I am making from the Martha Stewart Holiday Cookie Book call for Kosher Salt.  It seemed strange to put such large pieces of salt in a baking recipe, but the results are really tasty.

The crock sits with the papper grinder right beside the stove and when I’m cooking I just grab a few pinches and sprinkle it over the food.  If you don’t already have one, I really recommend you try it. If you are already using one, leave a comment and tell how much our love it.

A salt crock is a great way to make daily use of a piece of pottery.  They can be used for other ideas such as a fruit bowl. This bowl was a gift that was made by a very talented friend.  You can see more of her work here. I also have my tomatoes sitting on my counter another piece.

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5 thoughts on “Salt Crock

  1. I prefer Kosher salt because usually has no additives to make it pour easier like table salt. The big crystals with large surface areas allows it to absorb more moisture than other forms of salt, and this makes kosher salt excellent for curing meats. The reason for its name.

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