Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008, I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond. Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Homemade herb and citrus seasoning salts

This seasoning salt is not only a great use of garden herbs, but also makes lovely gifts.  Right now in my pantry, I have rosemary and garlic, mixed herbs, Meyer lemon and garlic, and plain Meyer lemon (great to rim margaritas!).  The ingredients are simple - mince herbs and toss with kosher salt.  I use roughly 1/2 cup of kosher salt to 1 cup of packed herbs.  If using a food processor to mince the garlic and/or herbs, add a little salt to help them process, before tossing with kosher salt.  With our arid desert weather here in Arizona, leaving the mixture out overnight on a sheet pan is usually enough time for it to dry.  If I'm using garlic or citrus zest, it takes a little longer and I'll sometimes leave the pan in the oven with the light on overnight to speed things up .