Kauai Guava Smoked Salt Photoshoot

Okay, the headline is an exaggeration.  There were no Brazilian supermodels, wind licking at their silky locks, licking their freshly salted lips.  Just me and a small pile of Kauai Guavawood Smoked salt.  Probably, the pile of smoked salt was too small…  My idea was to try to create the effect of a majestic, volcanic mountain, clouds brooding on its cascading shoulders.

Kauai Guava-wood Smoked Salt

Taken yesterday, under cloudy, neutral light while I was brushing my teeth (I forgot to do it earlier).

Kauai Guava-wood Smoked Salt yesterday.

A boulder field.  This also displays of some of the qualities of a hand-ground salt.  Note the micro-grains of salt next to the hefty boulders….  (the hefty boulders are about 1 to 2 mm in diameter).

Kauai Guava-wood Smoked Salt at Dawn

Taken in the early morning today….  Maybe progress?

Kauai Guava-wood Smoked Salt in the 9am sunlight.

Taken just now, with strong (and rare) Portland Oregon sunlight streaming through the window.

Well…. at least I’ve already brushed my teeth this morning.

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3 Responses to “Kauai Guava Smoked Salt Photoshoot”

  1. on 18 Mar 2009 at 12:26 pmbarbara

    i love this coarse salt. its something about the shape of the crystals. i’ve made some caramels dipped in dark chocolate with himalayan pink salt on the top. the taste is exquisite. i want to try more sweet and salty recipes.

  2. on 14 Dec 2011 at 3:24 pmRitxard del Vasco

    I’m a salt-hobbyist/saltmaker on O’ahu. Do you need coarse salt crystals for this variety, or can it work OK with sea salt-sized grains? I just bought my Cameron’s smoker and am looking forward to trying guava wood from the neighborhood.

  3. on 28 Dec 2011 at 3:53 pmMark Bitterman

    Ritxard – Truly any kind of salt can be smoked! At The Meadow our selection of smoked salts run the gamut from fine- and coarse-grained salts and even flake salts. Good luck and have fun!

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