Being a really girly girl, as well as a mother to two of them –there is certainly no shortage of “pink” in our house! In fact, in a desperate attempt to shake things up a little, I imposed a ‘no pink’ décor rule on my youngest to ensure that we weren’t flooded a second time around…
Of course, my sheer delight in first discovering Himalayan Pink Salt was not one I could really share at the time, given that my girls were too young for salt and that my husband was not really interested – a) in anything else ‘pink’, and b) in salt, other than the kind he would sprinkle on popcorn.
I therefore opted to do what any self-respecting lady-cook would do in the same position – I shared it with myself!
I quietly, gleefully started sneaking a pinch and sprinkle into our meals. I rendezvoused with my pink salt daydreams and caught myself stealing moments to watch it twinkle under light, longing for the next dinner party to be able to place it centre-table for some unadulterated attention! Perhaps even from the male species…
So, when eat.art treated me with a delivery of a box full of their very pretty range of newly packaged gourmet Salts of Origin I was reminded of my starry-eyed pink salt liaison and the pure pleasure derived from something simple like salt and I was resolute in that this was too good not to share…it was time to spread the love!
Being able to offer your family and friends a pinch of rosy Himalayan Pink gourmet salt on their hearty veg soup not only steers the conversation to interesting places, it is just simply satisfying….on so many levels…if not a touch indulgent. But then…everyone needs some of that don’t they? And it allows me to wholeheartedly wallow in my ‘living in the details’ promise to myself, as well as my family and friends!
Indulgence aside, perhaps best of all is my ‘secret’ knowledge of the properties of this artisan salt harvested from ancient sea salt deposits deep in the Himalayan mountains. Knowing that not only am I broadening general culinary appreciation – but also quietly treating my loved ones to doses of pure goodness…with the added satisfaction of aesthetic appeal in that not only are the contents pretty – but the packaging is equally as…and certainly nice enough to place on your table without having to decant it. Ahhh…now that’s satisfying!
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Written for eat.art by: Nancy Hoepner
Only slightly exhausted mother-of-two delicious girls, lover of food (fine and fast), purveyor of all things pretty and Jill of all things ‘creative’…Nancy has a background in the visual and performing arts. Having worked with the eat-art team before, she is thrilled, and slightly bewildered to have been asked to (take time out from juggling and) add some spice to the eat.art blog. Don’t get us wrong….it’s not that it needs it….it just wants more…and she is happy to oblige.