Getting Salty.

 

The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.
— Isak Dinesen


Isak Dinesen the pen name of early 20th century Danish writer Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke (Which is the greatest name EVER, after Cher- of course). And the Baroness really nails it here. Salt water is good for the soul. And we will even one-up her and say that we believe that salt itself is good for the soul. 

And the salts from Hippie Pilgrim are no exception to the rule.
Owned by Susannah Locketti, Family Dinner Member, expert Brand Ambassador and Food Network Alum, this South Shore company has been cranking out delicious salts for the past five years.  On the origin of the company she writes:

"In 2006 a coworker gave me garlic salt as a holiday gift. When the jar ran out I made my own and gave it away out of a 50 gallon bucket in my apartment for years. Neighbors would come over with baggies and jars to refill constantly. In 2013 I officially founded Hippy Pilgrim and three weeks later we landed a cooking segment on the Queen Latifah show (video is on our website) which gave us the initial boost we needed.

We recently celebrated our five year anniversary and now make 10 great flavors of garlic salt plus a delicious coffee rub and dipping oil seasonings. I love quality food but don’t want to work too hard in the kitchen for it. Our garlic salts adds a sophisticated flavor to whole foods with zero effort which is what people love about us! Hippy Pilgrims are happy pilgrims and we hope to replace every saltand pepper shaker in the country with a pinch pot of our salt which is made with fresh RAW ingredients sourced locally as much as humanly possible."


We love that.
Susannah says that the salt would be a great addition to so many of this week's ingredients: pork chop, grilled romaine salad, scrambled eggs or Bloody Marys.

Did someone say "Bloody Mary"? Yes, Please!

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein
 - Pork Chop from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein -Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm
Vegetarians-  Quarry Stone Tomme from Belle & Goose Cheese shop; Extra Veggies; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins -Pork Chop from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Cabbage; Baby Romaine and Rutabega from Busa Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Granola from Forge Baking Co
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Sq Donuts


WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein
 - Salmon from Red's Best; Pork Chop from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Butter from Kriemhild Dairy; Quarry Stone Tomme from Belle & Goose Cheese shop
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon and Pollock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Salmon from Red's Best; Pork Chop from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm;
Vegetarian Protein - Sausage from Plant Deli meats; Quarry Stone Tomme from Belle & Goose Cheese shop; Extra Veggies; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Butter from Kriemhild Dairy;
Fruits and Veggies -Kale, Apples, Cabbage; Baby Romaine and Rutabega from Busa Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Granola from Forge Baking Co
Special Treat -Donut Holes from Union Sq Donuts

 


DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein 
- Salmon from Red's Best; Pork Chop from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Butter from Kriemhild Dairy; Quarry Stone Tomme from Belle & Goose Cheese shop
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon, Scallops and Pollock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Butter from Kriemhild Dairy; Quarry Stone Tomme from Belle & Goose Cheese shop
Fruits and Veggies - Kale, Apples, Cabbage; Baby Romaine and Rutabega from Busa Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Granola from Forge Baking Co; 
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Sq Donuts; Brownies from Forge Baking Co

RECIPES

Sheet Pan Dinner: We are going to use our rutabega and sweet potatoes as the base of this sheet pan delight.  Be sure to check the thickness of your chop and get the meat to at least 145 - with a three minute rest time!

Roasted Rutabega: Even though the intro to this recipe is 4 million miles long, the spice mix from your pantry adds a beautiful flavor to this iconic root veggie. Top off with some Hippy Pilgrim at the end!

Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage: Thank you, Queen Martha!

Grilled Romaine: You can do this with your kale as well. The oil and hot pan gives a nice sear.  You can finish off with the vinaigrette, as the recipe suggests, or use your favorite dressing from the fridge. Or skip the dressing and just go with another splash of oil, some lemon and the salt!

Cabbage Soup: Empty your fridge, people! Time to get ride of last week's carrots and whatever else you have lying around.  This soup will keep you cozy all week!


TIP:
SALTIER STILL!
How to store your salt:

"Refrigerate your salt when you receive it because it is made with fresh garlic. We use the old-fashioned pilgrim method of salt preservation, however modern food safety practices require you to refrigerate it. Your salt will stay fresh and moist for months in the fridge. You can dry it if you want but t I think it loses that fresh garlic flavor we are known for."

If you are in love with the salts you can visit the Hippy Pilgrim site or Farmers Markets in Plymouth, Attleboro, Braintree and Kingston to purchase more!