Murray River Flake Salt, how I love thee.
A coworker recently introduced me to this salt. It has the most beautiful shape and it just melts onto whatever it touches, really fun to use.
I went to World Spice Merchants in Pike Place Market on my way home to find it, along with a few other salts and spices. I’m kind of on a fancy salt kick, I wish they had more though. It’s kind of a small place.
I bought an ounce or two of each of these: Utah Basin Salt, Murray River Flake Salt, Alderwood Smoked Salt, Caribbean Curry, and Cinnamon (which I can’t remember if it’s Vietnamese or Indonesian). It’s such a fun little place.
You enter the shop, and you pick up a little clipboard with a pad of paper on it. You write down what you want and how much as you wander around opening jars and smelling spices and teas. Each jar has 1 ounce of the product in it so you can see how much an ounce is. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s cash only, pity. But I never spend much here, I believe the Utah Basin Salt was only $1.50 per ounce, quite a few are pretty cheap.
Things I want to try there: their candied ginger in molasses cookies and their beet powder in…something. The beet powder is this vibrant fuchsia color, an excellent natural dye.
I also discovered that my Fred Meyer’s has a little variety of salts. The other day I picked up a little carton of coarse Bolivian Rose. My husband really likes it.
Who knew that salts could add such a variety of flavors?