How to Grill with a Himalayan Salt Plate
So, you want to grill with a Himalayan Salt Plate?
Available in three different sizes from the standard 12.5 x 8 block to a set of four 5 x 5 blocks, these natural, multi-use surfaces provide the perfect excuse for a backyard gathering.
Himalayan salt is the healthier alternative to the regular iodized, table salt that you have been using for years to add a little extra flavor to your cooking. Rich with the same 84 minerals and essential vitamins found within the human body, according to the website for the Global Healing Center, the beautiful, pink salt allows you to indulge free of guilt. The natural salt in these blocks comes straight from the Himalayan Mountain Range stretching across the Asian continent where it has been collecting for millions of years, safe from potential exposure to toxins. Aptly referred to as "white gold" in the Himalayas, this gift from nature comes with a long list of health benefits including the regulation of water levels within the body for optimum cell hydration and increased performance, to aiding in vascular health and even reducing the signs of aging. These salt blocks will naturally deteriorate over time with extended use, with no clean up or environmental harm (http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/himalayan-crystal-salt-benefits/).
Himalayan salt blocks are as versatile as they are visually stunning.
Throw one on top of the grill or gas range stove for cooking with various meats and vegetables from scallops and steak to asparagus and roasted peppers, or in the fridge to chill your food and preserve freshness for longer. These blocks can also be used as flavorful serving trays, adding an extra kick to any fresh, Summer meal. Serve apples and salted caramel after dinner, grill up some shrimp for a quick, easy appetizer, or slow cook a margherita pizza right on the block! The possibilities are virtually endless! Flip through the Charcoal Companion Salt Plate Recipe Book for great new ideas for fun recipes to share with your family this season like lamb chops and tabbouleh (Pg. 35) or Seared Scallops and Blood Orange and Avocado Salad (Pg. 19). Make this Summer a memorable one with the gift of healthier, natural, Himalayan salt. Available at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens on the Mountain rd in Stowe. Check here for other great grilling companions
Check out this video of a Charcoal Companion Salt Block at work to learn more about how to use this innovative and revolutionary product!
Cooking with Seasha at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens
Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens is new and improved! With a brand new cook-in kitchen and Dash & Albert rug center on the main floor, complete with custom upholstered seating and bedding, Vermont's favorite kitchen store just got a whole lot bigger! With the addition of our long-awaited kitchen center comes new weekend cooking classes from a selection of professional chefs from around the area. Here at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens, we are blessed with our own in-house chef and culinary afficionado, our very own Seasha Scribner. Seasha will be leading the upcoming classes, beginning in mid-June following our grand opening of the new space on Tuesday, June 14th. The classes will be held on Friday evenings at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens from 5-7 p.m. as well as two demo classes held on Saturday mornings beginning at 11 a.m. See our event page more details
Meet Seasha Scribner! Seasha is a Private Chef living and working in Montreal, Quebec five days out of the week, and two days here at her home in Vermont as a part of our team at Stowe Kitchen. Seasha has a distinct love of all things fresh and all things food. Her passion for cooking began to take shape when she was just fourteen years old, assisting in her grandmother's kitchen on her farm in rural Ontario. Seasha would help to prepare quick and easy lunches for the workers on the farm and fondly remembers her grandmother's famous saying "if you can hear their spoon hitting the plate, you know they loved it." From that point onward, she built a career in Public Relations whilst religiously flipping through cooking magazines and preparing meals for her own family. In 1999, Seasha moved to Stowe where she began training for the first time in the culinary arts at Harvest Market, focusing solely on pastry work. After working for five years at Harvest Market and absorbing all of the knowledge that she could in the delicate art of pastry, Seasha moved to the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2004 and trained as a Sous Chef with East West Catering, specializing in Pacific Caribbean Fusion. For her next adventure, Seasha moved to Fort Worth Texas in 2008 where she worked for the first time professionally as a Private Chef on a 20,000 acre ranch cooking for a fifteen-person staff. Fast forward two years to 2010, Seasha is living on the south shore of Montreal with a catering business, servicing magazines, photography studios and private homes. Seasha has a long list of loyal clients stretching from Montreal to Stowe, VT. She can accommodate to any individual tastes and health preferences.
Seasha understands that the kitchen can be an intimidating place for anyone just starting out in the art of cooking. Her goal is to help build confidence in the novice chefs of Vermont with a sincere interest in the craft. She will be working largely with the products sold in store to create inspiring dishes for any occasion. Her primary focus will be on fresh, healthy eating, highlighting seasonal produce as it becomes available, and of course, lots of herbs. Take the tips that you learn here home tonight! Join Seasha on Friday, June 17th from 5-7 pm. at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens for an introduction of what is to come! Come learn from the very best how to entertain in style and create beautiful, seasonal meals that you will want to make again and again.