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.