Ready to glam up boring winter meals? The Elements Sea Salt series of gift boxes and Gourmet Spice Collection will help your dinners, appies and even salads taste new and fresh again. Who doesn’t like that idea?!!!
Here are some quick links to help you get started on your culinary journey or refill, depending on where you’re at! 🙂
How has the start of the new year been for you? I hope that you’ve had a great start and that it continues to be a beautiful year!
You know how much I love baking and cooking, and I especially love trialling new recipes. There’s a new goodie coming out early spring (can’t say yet – don’t want to spoil the surprise)!! However, I would love some help to create the next collection! If you`d like to be on my feedback team, let me know! I have a small Facebook group, check us out! I invite you to check it out!
Hello over there! I’m interrupting your holiday programming to wish you a Happy New Year … and to share a photo of a gift that my In-Laws made for me this year. 🙂
I hope that you were able to enjoy some special moments with your special people over the holidays, and if you couldn’t be together maybe you were able to Skype, Facetime or text.
For 2020 I wish that everyone can get what they need. Good health and happiness most of all.
Okay, so I had to share this photo of my pressie because I thought it was so weird … Leading up to the holidays I seemed to have had a little saying that kept coming out of my mouth.. It was “It’s not what’s under your Christmas tree that matters, it’s who is around your tree.” Though having said that it can be who’s around your table, your campfire, or who’s around in your life. So, when I opened this gift I was blown away. What do you think? Coincidence or I just didn’t know that I was a HUGE Charlie Brown fan?!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hope you are surrounded by love, light and happiness!!
What’s your favorite winter memory? Not necessarily a Holiday memory.
One of my favorite winter memories is my whole family driving up to our farm in the winter. Our parents didn’t usually take us in the winter. 🥶 It was so beautiful and cold. The farm had the typical super long driveway and it was a deep cold Canadian winter and much to our chagrin, the driveway hadn’t been plowed before we arrived and my Dad had to park “the suburban” at the end of the drive and walk in to the house. We grabbed all that we could carry and walked and walked and walked. I think I made snow angels along the way and though it was cold, everyone was happy and laughing. When we finally got through the door it was all smiles and glasses clinking.
After that I just remember sharing my room w my cousin and thinking how cool is this?! How about you? What’s your favorite winter time memory?
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I have a sweet tooth and chewy, delightfully sweet and just perfectly salted caramels are a family favorite. It’s that time of year where I totally ramp up the baking and dessert making. I’ve tried to cut back, honestly. It’s never a good idea because people complain. “Did you make butter tarts this year? I can’t wait to have one.” Then there’s the guilt that comes with hearing that someone was looking forward to that one special treat and there’s none left or there were never any made!
Salted caramels are quick and easy to make and great for gift giving.
Salted Caramels Recipe
1.25 sticks of sweet unsalted butter 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 can of sweetened condensed milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Finishing salts of your choice: Merlot infused or Lime Sea Salt for the more adventurous is delectable, but if you like the traditional salted caramels use our El Salvador Sea Salt for a nice salty crunch.
Line an 8″x 8″ baking pan with foil or parchment paper ( I prefer parchment). Use spray oil or coat the foil with butter prior to pouring caramels to prevent sticking.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter and sugar, stirring constantly. Stir in corn syrup and condensed milk and bring to a boil
Decrease hear to medium-high and simmer, stirring constantly until the mixture achieves a deep golden colour and begins to pull away from the pan. This takes about 10 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with your choice of Sea Salt. Once completely cook, cut into squares and wrap in parchment paper.
You can try your hand at taking a semi-cooled square of caramel and with butter hands try to roll the piece into a tube. Sprinkle with sea salt.
I love using my Sea Salts in every day dishes. Need Sea Salt for this recipe? Please see my Etsy shop, see my website or connect with me.
Ready for your quick any-time curry? This is perfect when you’re cold, tired and hungry or just don’t feel like cooking but know you should. Add steamed rice or riced cauliflower or a simple salad to complete this meal.
Coconut Lentil Curry Recipe
1 1/2 cups yellow lentils rinsed & drained
4 cups water
1 tbls EVOO or coconut oil
1 clove garlic
2-3 finely chopped ginger (or grated)
1 tsp Muskoka Pantry sea salt (or ginger-infused sea salt)
1 tbls Muskoka Pantry’s Indian curry powder
1- 1/2 cups coconut milk
coconut sugar or sweetener to taste
1-2 tbls lime juice
2-3 carrots diced
Bring water to a boil, add chopped carrots and cook for 7 minutes; add rinsed lentils. Cook an additional 4-5 min. Don’t overcook lentils. 🙁
In a separate pan briefly fry garlic, and ginger until scented. Add salt, curry powder and cook for 1 min.
Lower heat and add *Coconut milk and sugar, stir to combine.
Drain cooked carrots and lentils. *Take 1/4 of carrot and lentil mixture and cool. Once safely cooled add to blender to gently blend. Add this puree AND the unblended lentils to the coconut milk and seasonings.
Season again to taste with sea salt, curry or sugar. Add lime juice and serve with cooked rice or riced cauliflower.
Top with a heaping of cilantro. Or don’t. You choose! Enjoy!
You don’t have to blend the carrots and lentils.
If you don’t have coconut milk you can substitute vegetable broth, blending the carrots and lentils will make the dish more creamy