Homemade Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Whipped Cream

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Cure the Polar Vortex blues with Homemade Hot Chocolate with Fusion® Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Whipped Cream (Spike it for an adult version!) Unlike the rest of the country, SaltWorks HQ hasn’t really had to withstand any weather too far from our ordinary Seattlesque gloom & doom.  That doesn’t mean we’re not sort of experiencing it vicariously through our Facebook feeds and daily news. And man, does it look miserable!

Homemade hot chocolate with vanilla bean sea salt whipped cream (& triple sec for adult version)

So, in the spirit of our bundled up friends and/or family in affected parts of the country who have voiced their grievances via “status updates,” we hear you, and we bring you something that will help ease your nerves as the children continue to destroy the house in celebration that once again, they don’t have to go school.

Make the kids Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Whipped cream and make yourself Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Whipped Cream spiked with Triple Sec…Amaretto…Bootlegged Moonshine…or whatever, or not. Up to you.

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Salted Caramel Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

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The most bittersweet holiday is just around the corner folks. That’s right, whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Singles Awareness Day (SAD), the clock is ticking to find that something special for that special someone. (Getting yourself flowers totally counts.)  I am lucky enough to be celebrating with my very sweet boyfriend and while he is busy making me dinner on Valentine’s day, I will be baking up a couple of these bad boys. 


Molten chocolate lava cakes are the first thing to catch my eye on the dessert menu, so I decided to try my hand at the gooey confections. SaltWorks Snowflake Sea Salt, Fusion Espresso Brava Sea Salt and Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel Salted Caramels made these cakes extra special. I can’t wait to whip these up next weekend for my man. (But don’t tell it’s supposed to be a surprise!)


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Crispy Skin Roasted Chicken With Rosemary Potatoes

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There are more tricks for making a roasted chicken than cheeses in France. We can probably thank our unfaltering devotion to family recipes.  

The truth is, the tricks are simple (and not some proprietary secret from great great grandma). I want my roasted chicken recipe to result in three things:

  1. Crispy skin

  2. Juicy meat

  3. Superb flavor

I don’t care if your grandma was giving her chicken a sponge bath or telling it bedtime stories, create a rub with the following ingredients and you won’t be disappointed. 

Blend Salish® smoked sea salt (coarse) with  cornstarch.  

Salish Roasted Chicken-2

And while you’re throwing together the rub, toss those taters in some boiling water. 

Salish Roasted Chicken-1


Now, pat the whole chicken dry. Rub unsalted butter into the skin. Generously season the chicken with the salt/cornstarch mixture. 

Why dry brine chicken? 

For moisture! Salt balances fluids, so adding some salt to meat helps retain its moisture, otherwise…

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Take the SaltWorks Valentine’s Day Gift Quiz!

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Need a little Valentine’s Day gift guidance? We’re here to one up flowers and chocolates, because salt can be sweet, sexy, and just plain H-O-T!

Allow us to help with the decision making. Take the quiz, tally the points, pick the perfect gift!


Choose the answer that best fits your valentine:

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Morgan’s Team-Themed Super Bowl Cocktails

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As the Super Bowl approaches, anxiety levels are starting to rise and we all know a good way to settle those nerves is with well-mixed Super Bowl cocktails. I ventured over to Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge, to have one of their senior bartenders, Cam Hopkins, whip us up some fun and salty drinks that would hold their own in a battle of the booze.

When I presented bartender Cam with the idea of creating signature Super Bowl drinks with flavored sea salts, I could tell he was going to have as much fun with this with as I was. We started experimenting with our Fusion Lime Fresco Sea Salt and Blue Cucacao (the blue and green jersey’s didn’t give us much more to work with)! What Cam came up with was a sweet and tart Blue Curacao Margarita with Fusion® Lime Fresco salt that was both great to look at and to drink. This may be bias, but this was definitely my favorite drink of the night. GO HAWKS!

Screaming Seahawks Margarita
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  1. 2 oz Hornito’s Tequila
  2. 1 oz Blue Cucacao
  3. 3 Muddled Limes
  4. Splash of Sweet & Sour
  5. Fusion Lime Fresco Sea Salt Rim
Grain of Salt http://www.grainofsalt.com/
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