It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Things I Like ...


I like salt.  I mean I really like salt.  And by that you might think I love salty food, which I kind of do, but really only chips.  Or that I like to cover my meals in salt.  No way!  What I mean is I like to collect salt.  Different kinds of salt.

I actually have a shelf in one of the kitchen cupboards that contains only salt.  These are some of the salts currently on my salt shelf:-

  • Iranian Blue Salt
  • Tomato Mozzarella Salt
  • Italian Black Volcano Salt
  • Camargue Salt
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Murray River Salt
  • Bretagne Grey Salt
  • Hawaiian Red Alaea Salt
  • Hawaiian Black Lava Salt
  • Heston Blumenthal's Oak Smoked Salt

You might think all salt tastes the same, but they all have subtle differences, and they're all yummy!

And I do like to use my salts, but sparingly.  My favourite foods to have with salt are schnitzel and chips.  I really like salt on fried food, but not really on anything else, provided it's been properly seasoned whilst cooking.  Oh, and you absolutely cannot have fish and chips without salt!  Mmmmm, fish and chips - that's got me craving a trip to the Blue & White on O'Connell Street, North Adelaide.  YUM!  I guess it's lucky I live so far away ...


  1. I had NO idea about this obsession of yours! What an interesting thing to collect!! I wish I'd known. Of course then, you know/love Celtic Salt, yes? Lotus is my fave.

    Dressology HQ

  2. No! I have never heard of Celtic or Lotus salt! There's room on my salt shelf ... You'll have to introduce me to them when I come home next.

  3. Tomato + Mozzarella + Salt should never be in the same sentence. Ever.

  4. Beth - I'm dubious too. We haven't tried it yet. I would think tomato+mozarella+basil+pepper would work much better. Will advise after tasting. Hey, does Abby get salt/grit stuck in her paws when it snows?

  5. Stuck? No. It seems to fall right out. On my hardwood.

    1. Okay, then my dog has adhesive feet! Wait for the next blog ...


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