Susannah will be introducing Queen Latifa and her viewers to her new line of Hippy Pilgrim Black Peppercorn Garlic Salt on Tuesday December 10th at 9am on CBS in Boston.
Hippy Pilgrim launched in November just in time for holiday gift giving season. The salt is the perfect culinary trio of kosher salt, ground black pepper and fresh garlic. Made in small custom batches by hand, HP Black Peppercorn Garlic Salt delivers a unique texture and delicious fresh garlic flavor.
Follow @HippyPilgrim on Twitter and Like Hippy Pilgrim on FACEBOOK to learn ordering information. HP Black Peppercorn Garlic Salt is the perfect holiday gift for teachers, friends, family and co-workers. They also make great wedding or shower favors!
Susannah will use her salt to prepare a hearty winter meal for QL including steak, accordion potatoes and shaved Brussels sprout with pancetta and pecans. Dessert features a 24K Carrot Cake she learned from her mother.
One of my colleagues makes me homemade garlic salt every year for Christmas. Within a few months I always begged for more but learned she only makes it once a year. Craving an even bolder flavor, I made a batch of my own to enjoy year round. It is for garlic lovers-it’s bursting with tons of fresh garlic, kosher salt and ground black pepper. I gave it as Christmas gifts and within months people showed up at my doorstep like addicts with their empty jars begging for more. My gift was suddenly the gift that kept on giving. Now I know why my co-worker only made hers once. So….to solve the great problem of people needing an endless year-round supply of my salt, I decided to turn it into a business this year and have officially launched Hippy Pilgrim Black Peppercorn Garlic Salt. Sold for only $6 in adorable 4 0z. pinch pots, this garlic salt is a convenient one-stop shop combining the three most popular food seasonings. I make it homemade with my own two hands in small custom batches for optimal freshness. While the website is being built, and the graphic artist works away on my labeling, you can order it the old fashioned way for now. I know snail mail is outdated but in my small town world, it brings me back to the way business used to be in the good ole days and I love it! Trust me-it will be worth the extra steps and you will hate to be without it!
If you would like to purchase jars as holidays gifts, or just for yourself all you have to do is this:
- Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of jars you would like to purchase and your mailing address.
- I will calculate shipping costs and provide you with the total cost including shipping. To maximize your order and shipping costs, order more than one!
- Then you simply write a check payable to SL Multimedia and mail to: Susannah Locketti c/o SL Multimedia 811 Pembroke Woods Drive Pembroke, MA 02359
- I will ship your garlic to your door upon receipt of your check.
- You will receive the garlic salt.
- You will top every food you add salt and pepper to with my Hippy Pilgrim Black Peppercorn Garlic Salt.
- You will be a customer for life because it is so darn good!
When the website is up and running, you can save time and order with Paypal. For now, let’s do business the old fashioned way so I can get to know my customers personally.
So excited to be joining the Allrecipes family on Better TV supporting their launch of Allrecipes magazine on newsstands now! Click the links below to check out the first series of segments. Couldn’t be happier to be working with Chef Plum and Katie Cavuto too! Better TV airs every Tuesday on your local tv stations and reruns Wednesdays on the Hallmark Channel. Be sure to pick up the premier issue on newsstands now! Loaded with great articles and recipes!!
I had a great time visiting the Better Show helping Marisol find healthy fiber enriched breakfast items to keep her toddler Cortez healthy and satisfied! The Better Show will reach 90 million homes this Fall when it airs on the Hallmark Channel!
Looking for an easy yet impressive fruit dessert for your next any time of year gathering? Look no further. My tart is super easy, lower fat, yet it tastes divine. Use whatever fruit is in season and trust me on this one single mommies….top it with a scoop of frozen yogurt and all your kiddie problems will simply disappear…until the next slice of course.
World’s Easiest Fruit Tart ~ Recipe courtesy Susannah Locketti
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9″ or 10″ spring form pan (the type you use for cheesecakes) with a good dose of cooking spray and set aside. If you don’t have a spring form pan, use a pie plate.
In a mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup olive oil (canola or vegetable oil will work just fine too) with one cup of granulated sugar. Mix well. Add 2 eggs (or a half cup of egg substitute) and a capful of quality vanilla extract and mix again. In a separate mixing bowl combine 1 1/4 cups flower, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and a good pinch of kosher salt. Add to the wet ingredients mixing just until the dry ingredients are fully combined. The batter will be a bit on the loose side but it should be smooth. Pour the batter into the spring form pan coated with cooking spray. Top the batter neatly with 2 – 2 1/2 cups of your favorite fresh or frozen fruit. Feel free to make pretty patterns with halved strawberries or peach slices if you’re the artsy type.
In this recipe, I used luscious blackberries picked this morning behind my mom’s house. Top the tart with 2-3 tablespoons of granulated sugar or large crystal baking sugar. This is the best choice. The sugar crystals are large and crunchy. You can find it in baking stores or if you’re like me, you’ll find yours at the Christmas Tree Shop in t he food section for $1.99. This sugar really makes the tart look professional and fancy. It’s in a shaker which makes sprinkling all the easier. Then pop the tart in the middle rack of the oven for exactly an hour. Loosen the ring of the spring form pan and allow to cool for at least 15-20 minutes before slicing. Voila-you have a kick ass tart made with seasonal fruit and you know EVERY ingredient that’s in it.
I have made this using strawberries, grapes (YES red grapes), peaches, assorted frozen fruit blends etc. It comes out great no matter what fruit you put in whether it is fresh or frozen. Cherry is my next tart….lemon zest would be great in one made with blueberries….orange zest would work well in one made with peaches or pineapple…the possibilities are endless and the recipe is extremely forgiving.
Enjoy and let me know how it goes over in your house!
God Bless! xoxo Susannah
PS. This recipe was inspired by a full fat fruit tart featured in People magazine. It looked so good and I wanted to try it but I couldn’t get past all the butter it called for. So I revamped it my way and now we can all enjoy it without the guilt.
By Susannah Locketti
Are you trying to get your kids to eat more fruits? If so, I have five proven ways to solve the problem without hassle.
Put A Note On It
I recently bought some bananas and noticed the kids weren’t going for them. So I put a note on them telling the kids to try one because they were at perfect ripeness. Within days the bananas started to diminish. It’s all about strategic marketing as far as I’m concerned and this cute gimmicky note worked.
Make it Convenient
I have also found that the more convenient the fruit-the more likely they are to eat it. I like to rinse and prep fruit right after I buy it and then store it in decorate bowls in the fridge. We taste food with our eyes first and kids are no different. A fruit salad of blueberries, strawberries, watermelon and pineapple is always a hit in my house. (use leftovers for the next tip)
Let Your Kids Beat then Eat Their Fruit
Smoothies are the simplest and most fun way for kids to get in fruit. There is something about making your own custom smoothie that gets kids excited. My 11 year old son Aidan LOVES smoothies and looks like he’s making a witch’s brew with all of his add-ins. (use leftovers for the next tip)
Homemade Fruit Popsicles
If you have leftover smoothies, freeze them into popsicles. You can do this in plastic cups or in store bought popsicle molds which are easy to find in stores. I bought mine in the food section of Kohl’s department store.
Ditch Maple Syrup in Favor of Fruit Purees
Puree fresh or frozen fruit in the food processor or blender. Use the fresh fruit puree as a topping on waffles or pancakes. Peach or mango puree would also pair well with chicken or pork dishes. Use the purees as a topping for frozen low fat ice cream, on fresh yogurt or on cottage cheese.
How to Stay Real in Your Life
By Susannah Locketti
Check out my appearance on the Better Show this morning. I gave 5 tips on how to replace artificial substitutes in your life with the real thing.
I ran the Pace to The Pint 5K in Plymouth, MA this past weekend and participated in this funny Harlem Shake. Enjoy!
Here I am with my running partner Trisha. We were so giddy that we ran our best times yet! Finished in 36:32,one second behind Trisha! (8 minutes shaved off from last year’s 5k’s!) Just goes to show anything is possible when you put your mind to it! xoxo Susannah
Elegant and easy, this is the perfect dessert for Spring! Click on the link above to watch the video. Be sure to watch other great videos from Kraft Foods while you are there!