Aromatic Seasoned Salt
2 cups coarse sea salt
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 - 3 sprigs of herbs such as oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage
2 chive stalks, cut into small snips
a sprig of lavender (optional)
Rosalie Hart likes to add a generous pinch of seasoned salt to Aunt Charlotte’s bread recipe and just about everything else she prepares. Seasoned salt is a snap to make at home and enhances the savoriness of any dish. This version, although I have altered it just a bit, was given to me by my friend, Donna. Along with other friends, we have salt making get togethers, each contributing fresh herbs from our gardens. There is always a bottle of cold Chardonnay on hand while we work. I whip up large batches during the holidays and give it as gifts to my friends and family in Italian ceramic salt cellars.