Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Spoonful of...Salt?..........By Marcella

Another great no-sugar "dessert" is a grapefruit with a sprinkle of salt…yes, salt! After watching an episode of Good Eats in which Alton used a very corny Mary Poppins parody, I was curious if salt really was more effective than sugar in making a grapefruit taste sweet. As much as I hate to say that everyone's favorite know-it-all nanny might be a teeny bit wrong, it works! Somehow, just the tiniest sprinkle of salt masks the bitter flavor and makes grapefruit a sweet and delectable breakfast food, or in my case, dessert! (He actually recommended sprinkling on a combination of salt and sugar then torching it like creme brulee. Yum! That will have to happen next month. For now, I guess a spoonful of salt helps the medicine go down......;)

Ok, it's confession time:

Thursday morning, in the midst of my soy latte, I realized that it tasted really sweet. Uh, oh. Starbucks uses sweetened soymilk. I guess my taste buds have gotten really sensitive to sugar because I usually wouldn’t notice! Oh well, I desperately needed a pick-me-up and my boss was so sweet to bring me coffee, I was not about to refuse it. It was worth every sugary sip.


Anonymous said...

grapefruit with a sprinkle of salt hmm


Jessica said...

I've never tried the salt/grapefruit trick, but now you know I'm gonna have to. Someone recently told me that if you eat an artichoke and then take a sip of milk it is very sweet.

Juliana said...

Great post Marcella! Kit is always putting salt on his watermelon. I always thought it was because he is a salt addict, but maybe it makes it sweeter.