For our last show of the 2018 season, I headed to the Historic Village of Corolla for a Holiday Bazaar and stayed overnight at The Tiny Surf Shack in Kill Devil Hills.
Owners Lindsay and Andrew of ALTwood , in Historic Corolla hosted a fantastic Holiday Bazaar including a CO OP just down the way, Corolla Village Market. Local artists set up their work outside – ready for folks to mingle + shop.
Local Artisans gathered to share the Christmas Spirit and their goods with the community. It was so nice to see some familiar faces I have met from past shows, and great to meet lovely new artisans. Camp Cocktail was creating delicious drinks .
Fresh cut mistletoe + pine adorned the large Artisan Tent. Christmas was in the air.
As Friday evenings Bizarre drew to a close, I was looking forward to my next adventure of the day. .. finding my Air BnB for the evening. Packed everything up and headed to Kill Devil Hills.
The Tiny Surf Shack is tiny living with a bike ride to the beach. The backyard is set up for you to grill, wax your board, sit and sip coffee, or read a book in a hammock underneath the oak. Inside, each detail is thoughtfully planned to suit your needs. The next 30 visitors of this lovely nook will be receiving a 2 ounce sea salt.
So, as I pulled up to the Surf Shack, it began to rain… but the beautiful lights in the Oak brightened everything up. It was an utterly enchanting experience.
Woke up with a great night sleep, and grateful to find a supply of KDH Coffee there for me to enjoy.
As usual, the weather dictated my plan and I had to cut the show a day short and head back to the island.
The Outer banks are a beautiful place to explore and I am grateful my job lets me do just that and meet amazing folks along the way
Thanks Everyone – S
You just can’t beat a summer tomato. Whether you like yours on a toasted sandwich with mayo, in a salsa or straight up … tomatoes are large and in charge right now.
We have combined goat cheese and a garden fresh tomato for this simple summer tart – perfect for sharing.
We will need:
~ 1 tomato
~ 4 ounces of favorite goat cheese (room temp)
~ fresh chives or other favorite herb
~ HATTERAS SALTWORKS Smoked Sea Salt
~ splash of balsamic vinegar
~ 1 prepared pie crust, rolled out
~ black pepper
~ 1 /8 teaspoonful minced garlic
Preheat oven to 350* + place pie crust on baking pan. Spread goat cheese evenly on pie crust. Thinly slice tomato, sprinkle with smoked Seasalt + vinegar. Let rest 2 minutes.
Spread chives on cheese, then layer tomatoes evenly on top, leaving about an inch of outer crust bare. Fold over. Brush with egg. Top with garlic + remaining chives
Cook for 35-40 minutes.
Let sit 30 minutes + Serve
You can serve warm or room temperature. We hope you enjoy 🥂
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — Brian and Shaena McMahon were vacationing 10 years ago in St. Martin in the Caribbean when they decided to make their own salt.
— Read on www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2018-05-28/outer-banks-sea-salt-this-doesnt-happen-anywhere-else
Hatteras Saltworks set up near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse where homemade solar evaporators produce sea salt.
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This past Easter Weekend, I joined Miss Belinda and The awesome crew at Lee Robinson’s General Store in Hatteras Village for their first wine tasting of the year.
From 4-6 pm we sampled decadent cheeses, meats, local jams, wine from around the world, and our white chocolate bark with smoked pecan sea salt. It was so nice seeing familiar faces, and meeting new ones after a long winter.
Today I am sharing our Easter Bark Recipe. Pineapple and Coconut bring the tropical vibe and the Smoked Pecan Sea Salt adds a Smokey, buttery Southern Flavor.
We will need:
- 1 Bag white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup toasted, shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple
- Hatteras Saltworks Smoked Seasalt
Melt chocolate in double boiler until smooth, spread evenly on wax paper. Evenly sprinkle pineapple, coconut and sea salt. Chill in fridge 30 minutes. Break up into bite size pieces.
The fun part about Bark is you really can’t go wrong – if you’d rather add dried mango or sesame seeds or ( you see where I’m going here) Totally up to your taste buds –
Hope you enjoy this delicious salty + sweet treat – to stay posted for info on the next wine tasting at Lee Robinson’s General Store and other tasty events we will be participating in the upcoming season, follow our social media pages.
We are so excited to be featured on this oyster dinner menu Chef Dan Lewis created.
Oyster Bar & Wine Shop Café
Oyster Dinner Menu
March 24, 2018
Tasting of Fine Oysters
Cucumber Horseradish Mignonette
Fritz Muller Perlwein
Devil Shoal Oyster Ceviche
On the half shell, fennel, orange, chili &horseradish
Pazo das Bruxas Albarino
Oyster & Asparagus Pasta
Uni, black garlic butter
Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2015
Chawanmushi with Oysters
Japanese savory egg custard with Ponzu pickled oysters, Shiitake, Scallion & Ginger ‘Gremolata’
Triennes Rose 2017
Potato Latke Crusted Oysters
Horseradish Whipped Cream
Louis Latour Montagny 1er Cru
Surf & Turf
Oyster Bock braised beef short ribs,
oyster Dutch potato, Oyster mushrooms
Jones Von Drehle Cabernet Franc 2012
Chocolate Mousse on the Half Shell,
& Hatteras Sea Salt
Oyster Bar Bock
This spring inspired hand scrub ( but don’t stop there- it’s totally wonderful for your feet too) cleans and exfoliates while also repelling insects naturally .
We will need :
- 2 Tbs Hatteras Saltworks Seasalt
- 4 ounces coconut oil (liquid form)
- 3-4 dashes lemon eucalyptus essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a small mason jar – set in fridge for 20 minutes – should thicken up to a fluffy consistency.
The significant content of citronellal in lemon eucalyptus is extremely effective for repelling insects, including mosquitoes and ticks.
Coconut oil is Antimicrobial, Anti-fungal, and helps heal and hydrate dry skin.
Sea Salt will help exfoliate and nourish your skin with natural ocean minerals.
For more about the benefits of sea salt :