Sea Salt turns to Zea Salt

This may be the last salt batch of the year. Days are warmer and the wood stove may soon be getting cold. We only make Zea Salt when we are running the wood stove to heat the house. It is pretty simple, we gather the water, filter it, and evaporate it in a heavy gauge stainless steel evaporating pan. As crystals form on the surface, much the way ice forms on a pond, we gently ladle it off into flat pans for a final drying. It does need a fair amount of attention, but the white flaky crystals sparkle and the flavor is, well, salty, but with a crisp and mineral rich flavor.

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