Make Your Own Fine, Seasoned Popcorn Salt at Home

If you’re feeling culinarily adventurous, try stirring in 1-2 tablespoons of Furikake (see note below) before adding the butter.

Why does popcorn taste so darn good? Well, for a start: pyrazines, phenols, pyrroles, carbanols and furans.

Source: Darn Near Perfect Popcorn

  • That also works for pickling salt (same product), or, if you have pickling salt use that for popcorn.
  • Do not use curing salt (it is pink) as that is not supposed to be eaten directly.
  • There’s a product called True Lime (crystalized lime powder) that, when mixed with pickling salt, makes a mind-blowing popcorn experience.

Why Some Honey Tastes Like Cat Pee

Walk into a high-end health food store these days, and you’re bound to find a shelf of pricey specialty honeys purporting to tickle your tastebuds with distinctive flavors. But isn’t it all just one big marketing ploy? Do they really taste that much different from standard honey? The science says yes.

Source: Why Some Honey Tastes Like Cat Pee

Sometimes, I’m envious of those who can taste more than I do.  Not this time… 😉

Prunes: 5 Reasons to Eat More

Not a fan of prunes? You’re not alone. In fact, women ages 25 to 54 react so negatively to the idea of prunes that the California Prune Board pressured the Food and Drug Administration to change their name to the more appealing ‘dried plums’ (which they technically are), and it worked! Sales of this super-healthy purple fruit have hit new heights.

Beyond the benefits to your digestive tract, and the fact that they offer a sweet hit for only 30 calories, plums and prunes have many other wonderful health properties.

Source: 5 healthy reasons you need to eat more prunes

There’s a recipe at the end for plum-quinoa salad.

What the article doesn’t mention is that plums/prunes increase the absorption of iron.  Ladies, are you listening?  Because as prunes/plums are good for weight loss too.  But be aware that there is a reasonable amount of vitamin K in them, so mind how much you consume.  For more information on plums/prunes, see this link.