Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm sorry.

I've been a bad blogger.

Between family health scares, a pretty bad car accident (we're fine, the car...not so much), holidays, visitors, and issues with Blogger itself, I've been neglecting you, and I'm sorry.

I promise to be better, and have some posts coming up really soon, I promise!

I can make it up to you, I swear, by letting you in on a great opportunity. I found this on Joelen's Blog, and not only did I enter, I'm sharing it with you!

Marx Food, a great gourmet bulk food shop, has recently added a collection of Ritrovo's Fine Finishing Salts to their shop, and is giving away a flight of the collection! The collection includes, from their site:

Truffle & Salt: A blend of dried Italian black truffle and sea salt, this flavor combination will enhance any dish with the aroma and flavor of Italian truffles including popcorn, mashed potatoes, pasta dishes, scrambled eggs and roasted meats.

Fiori & Salt: An aromatic blend of Italian sea salt and flowers including chamomile, poppy, mallow, marigold, lime, hawthorn, yarrow, wild orange peel, flower pollen, heather and lavender. This combination is a wonderful way to infuse olive oils, sprinkle over fresh mozzarella, finish cream soups and risotto or bake into breads.

Fennel &Salt: A combination of sea salt, fennel seed and orange peel this blend pairs well with sweet and savory dishes including wild salmon, goat cheese, chocolate truffles or caramel.

Sweet & Salt: A sweet and savory blend of Italian sea salt, dried & ground fruit, sweet spices, vanilla, chocolate and grape must, this combination pairs well with both aromatic and dessert dishes. Sweet & salt can be used as a rub for duck or pork, sprinkled on roasted squash, pumpkin soup, or buttery shortbread cookies.

Saffron & Salt: Red strands of saffron are blended with sea salt resulting in a flavor profile that is perfect for finishing paella, cioppino, pasta or fresh ricotta.

Sea & Salt: A combination of high-quality Sicilian bottarga, citrus, sun-dried tomato, and cardamom, this blend is ideal with pasta, steamed vegetables or used to cure seafood and enhance salad dressings.

Limited Edition Cervia Salt: From Cervia salt pans, this Italian moist fleur de sel is the crème de la crème of sea salts. With a light texture and rich flavor this salt can be used to finish meat, poultry and fruit dishes as well as sweets including white chocolate chip cookies and caramel chocolate combinations.

Just head on over to Marx Food, leave a comment on which salt would go the fastest in your household, and cross your fingers! This would also make a fantastic gift for the foodie in your life.

Oh, and hey, if you do enter, feel free to leave me a comment sharing your favourite here as well. Mine - the fennel, while E would pick the Truffle.

Good luck!