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John 10:10 - Jesus said, "I came that they (you and me) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance - to the full, til it overflows.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Most chefs use Kosher salt for cooking. But for finishing dishes, they may use the fleur de sel (flower of the sea), which costs $36/pound. And there's also a black sea salt from India and red sea salt from Hawaii, among others. Salt is either mined or from the sea. In the pure form of sodium chloride--they taste the same. The difference in color and flavor are the type and amount of minerals that are attached to the crystals of sodium chloride.

For cooking, I like Penzey's Kosher salt--it is pure salt, unlike Morton's which has an anti-caking agent. For baking, I use table salt, since recipes were developed using it. For table use, I like "Real Salt" (pictured in the plastic bag). I buy it bulk for $3/pound-- it has the naturally occurring minerals.

Salt is used to bring out the flavor in food. It is also a preservative. Jesus told his followers to affect others positively, just as salt brings out the best flavor in food. He said, "you are the salt of the earth...".

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