with hand glazed ceramics by Marblehead artist Stephanie Krauss Verdun
Our favorite Choate Island sea salt with pure Madagascar vanilla
A blended batch of medium grain sea salt from water harvested in Essex, MA
Have an idea for an original painting on canvas, slate, or reclaimed wood that you would like to see come to life? Please contact us with your specifications and we will source the raw materials and hand paint your design. An example is the reclaimed Cape Ann barnwood whale shown above.
Looking for the fluffiest muffins around? Try these, right from our own kitchen! Raspberry and Limoncello remind us of warmer days.
Also, if you're looking for a great dip to serve at your gatherings, we have one! Chef Laurie Lufkin's recipe for Spicy Misery Island Blue Cheese Chicken Dip makes two big trays of delicious, creamy, spicy, cheesy dip.
Cape Ann's very own local bread!
As the story goes, this was invented by a Rockport husband when he came home for lunch and found that his wife hadn't made any bread because she was off with the temperance ladies trying to turn Rockport, MA into a dry town. (the ladies eventually succeeded, and the temperance movement eventually morphed into the modern feminist movement) . In some versions of the story, she's just lazy, but I don't buy those versions :)
At any rate, he said "Anna, damn her!" and attempted to make his own bread. Which wasn't like normal white bread at all but is pretty darned delicious. It goes well with baked beans, squash soup, or as a base for a decadent French toast.
The basis for this recipe was printed in a cookbook by the ladies of a Rockport church back in the 50's, so that's about as authentic as you can get! I added the oatmeal for texture and also have included instructions for adapting this recipe to your sourdough starter (if you have one!)
Cape Ann's favorite baking wizard, Laurie Lufkin of Meat & Sweet Foods allowed us to share her Salted Caramel Swirl Brownie recipe. Lucky us!
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Every salt we make is from water harvested locally near incoming high tide from low-population areas on Cape Ann and handcrafted on Salter's Point in Beverly, MA.
Each batch is numbered, as the flavor of the salt will vary from batch to batch and season to season based upon the aquiflora and temperature conditions present at time of harvest.
Whether you choose our small-batch sea salt or the wonderful Fleur de Sel ("Flowers of the Sea" finishing salt, crystallized formations gently lifted from the surface of curing salt batches and dried in the sunlight), we hope you enjoy the flavors of Cape Ann in your own home.
If you are interested in including our products in your commercial recipes or offering them for sale to your customers, please contact us for more information.
Jeannine grew up in Essex, MA and moved to Salter's Point in 2014. Upon learning the history of our home (originally built as a summer cottage for workers who harvested salt from the marshes for salt cod processed across the river in Beverly Harbor), we wanted to bring the craft of saltmaking back to Salter's Point in Beverly, MA.
You will find that handmade sea salt has a different texture than store-bought, and that it holds onto a little bit of moisture. This is normal.
Your unseasoned salts are best left in a small open dish or “salt cellar”, where you can grab a pinch and sprinkle by hand. However, during humid stretches of weather, you may prefer to keep them in a tightly sealed container as they will pull a lot of moisture from the air and become more difficult to work with.
Your salt can be dried by placing in in a thin layer on a baking sheet and placing it in the oven on the lowest ("warm") setting for an hour or so until you achieve desired consistency.
Try doing a little taste test with your regular salt, then try ours. You'll notice the depth of flavor.
Recipe ideas, products you'd like to see, stories and photos about your visits to Cape Ann - we'd love to hear all about it!
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