In My Kitchen

Another month has passed and again Spoon Feast in joining Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for another “In My Kitchen” post. Please join in and don’t forget to link back to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial so Celia can add you to the list of participants!

In My Kitchen you can find all different kinds of salt.

Some of the salt in my kitchen

I am a salt freak. Not to eat so much but I am amazed at the different kinds there are.

Two favorites: Himalayan Pink and Fleur de Sel de Geurande

On my dining table is Hawaiian Black Salt and Pink Himalayan.


Close up, steam is supposed to come out of his mouth.

My son gave me this wonderful teapot one year. We were told steam would come out of his mouth but it doesn’t. It is a teapot, not an incense burner. I use this for my herbal teas and love it.

I picked up this crock of herbs the last time I was in Paris. My students brought me back a refill this year. Herbs de Provence are a staple in my kitchen.

Herbs de Provence

This mustard crock has a story. I bought it in Charles de Gaulle airport on my return to the US. At customs in Pennsylvania, the agent wanted to confiscate it but I refused to let them. I had to go back to the bathroom and wash out the mustard, dry the crock and go through customs again. I wanted the crock. Too bad about the mustard.

Mustard crock, but I keep Fleur de Sel in it 🙂

During this time of year I like to make “Sun Tea” by filling my tea jars with water and tea bags and setting them out in the sun until they steep to the desired strength. I bought this tea jar when I was 18 years old, living in a dorm at the University of Miami in Coral gables, FL.

We needed a juice bottle for the refrigerator and my roommate told me it was a waste of money to buy glass, plastic would last longer.

Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to drink out of plastic so I bought the glass and am still using it nearly 40 years later. (gulp! I did say ‘nearly’!)

The only thing that had worn out is the plastic lid. I keep finding new ones that fit.

The jar is on its tenth new lid so far.

The “Vintage Orange Juice Bottle” used for making sun tea.

15 thoughts on “In My Kitchen

  1. The sun tea is such a neat idea! And I love the longevity of the glass – just as well you didn’t listen to your roommate, given that the plastic lid has failed ten times, but the bottle is still going strong. 🙂

    Love the tea pot and both the crocks, particularly the mustard one – hard fought for and much treasured. I seem to have a huge collection of salts too and our latest find is black sea salt by Falk. It adds an interesting look when scattered over bread dough before it’s baked. Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us, Pamela!

  2. Hi Pamela,
    I love the name of your blog! I am a salt freak too- we use Pink Himalayan and Maldon sea salt. I haven’t tried Hawaiian Black, but it looks amazing. Have you tired smoked salt? It’s on my list. And what a funny story about your mustard crock. Too bad for the mustard, but at least you got to keep the pot. Good for you!

  3. Great post!
    I love different kinds of salt, too. I made a vanilla salt using the Himalayan pink and vanilla beans- great on salty caramel!
    And I made some bacon salt, using a recipe from a blogger- it turned out great.
    Love all your pots and glass tea items. I like glass much better than plastic, too!

  4. What great tales of your kitchenware – that is wonderful that your juice bottle has lasted so long and I am impressed by your stance with customs over the mustard pot – Australian customs are so stern that I have refused to take food home on some trips but have got better and getting a feel for what they will and wont let through. I also have quite a few salts in my kitchen – wild garlic, french lavender and smoked salt!

    • Ohhh! I love the sound of your salt flavors!
      Thanks for your comments. I enjoy the “In My Kitchen” series Celia started, it is so much fun to see treasures from other kitchens around the world.

  5. I’ve been wanting to try Fleur de Sel de Geurande for some time, to see what the fuss is about. Your teapot is really cheerful! And I had a similar juice jug from the 1970s… sadly it broke! Happy cooking.

    • Fleur de sel is a salt that melts at different times due to the crystals being of different sizes. It provides a delightful crunch. It is best used as a finishing salt rather than a cooking salt.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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