The 'Lick's Holiday Recipe Guide, Part 1

Click on the pic below to see our new Holiday Recipe Guide, part 1. No matter who you're feeding, our flavors make it easy to create winning dishes that your guests will gush over. "It was so easy!" you start to say, but shhhhhhh. Let that be our little secret.

Got ideas for holiday recipes? Lay 'em on us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (#hihosaltlickers) or via email, and we'll share them in our Holiday Recipe Guide, Part 2!

I'm talking to YOU: Tara, Krista, Diana, Food Nerd Jen, Daniel, Heidi, Stacey, Liz, Liz's mom, Darrell, Sarah, Amanda, Jenny, and Anna! I'm talking to YOU: funny lady from the DM Farmer's Market who made the Das Bigfoot stuffed acorn squash in Boston with your son! I'm talking to ALL OF YOU! Show us what you're cooking!

Herky Perky Turkey.

Herky Perky Turkey.

The Last DM Farmer's Market of the Season

We're loading up the salt sled for the last Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market of the season! Stop by, try some Iowa Nice Cider and Cha-cha Chocolate cookies, and check out our disco deer costumes! Plus get a small jar of Peter Rabbit when you buy any three jars! Don't forget to grab some Herky Perky for your turkey!

The Secret Word is "Halloween"!

The Secret Word is "Halloween"!

Recipes from the Des Moines Farmers' Market

We saw old friends and met a lot of cool new people yesterday at the Des Moines Farmers Market. Here are some of the recipes were talking about. I'll put them up on the flavor pages as well. Happy cooking!

Das Bigfoot Oyster Crackers
All our flavors make slammin' holiday oyster crackers, but I think Das Bigfoot might be the best.

1 bag of oyster crackers
1/4 c olive oil or walnut oil
1 TBSP Das Bigfoot

Preheat your oven to 350. Pour the oil and the spice into a bowl or a Ziplock bag. Mix the oil and the spice, add the crackers and toss to coat well. Pour evenly onto a cookie sheet and bake for five about minutes until they're dry.

Alliyum Fall Apple Slaw
If you're a fan of sweet and savory, this slaw's for you.

3/4 head red cabbage
6 stalks of celery  
3 apples
1 cup walnuts, toasted and crushed
About 4 TBSP olive oil or walnut oil
2 TBSP vinegar - (champagne, sherry or any fruit vinegar would be terrific but red or white wine vinegar will work fine)
Alliyum to taste

Slice the cabbage thin or shoot it through the slicing disc blade on a food processor and place in a big bowl, Do the same to the celery and add it to the bowl. Slide the apples thin, then slice those slices in half. Lay the apple slices out on a plate or a cookie sheet and sprinkle them with Alliyum to taste. I like mine very oniony. Add the apples and crushed walnuts to the bowl. Toss. Add the oil and vinegar and taste for salt. Add more Alliyum if you need it.

Rolling out Feather Duster at the DM Farmers' Market

Saturday we're at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market at 8 am-noon! The Secret Word is "Chilly" because it will be! FINALLY! Grab yourself some fall flavors like Feather Duster, and say goodbye to summer flavors like Peter Rabbit and Big Bangkok! 

We're all sauced up for the Salsa Contest

We're gearing up for the salsa contest tomorrow at the Ames Main Street Farmers' Market. I made one called Saltlickers' Sunset Salsa, and the Salt Elf made one called Buckaroo's Best. Both contain Roxy Taco and lots of love. We heart trophies! The Secret Word is "Salsa." Visit our booth, say the Secret Word and get $1 off any jar. 

After that, we're heading to the Mushroom Mania cooking contest at the Iowa State Fair. 2PM! See you there!

Workiva Works!

They had beer and cider and a BBQ pit!

They had beer and cider and a BBQ pit!

In another life, I was an HR copywriter, which meant trying to get people to apply for jobs without promising them anything specific. I used phrases that meant nothing like "commensurate salary and benefits" and "support for your work-life balance." But yesterday, I did a farmers market for the employees at the Workiva Headquarters - Ames Office. It was awesome! People love working there! It's great to know some companies really do care about their employees. I didn't take any pictures, but it was kind of like this, but with more trees and a garden. Thanks for inviting us, Matt, Kevin and Workiva!

MAGIC!

Ahoy, Salty Dogs! We're going to be in two markets at once tomorrow! Catch us at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market AND at the Ames Main Street Farmers' Market! How are we gonna pull it off? MAGIC!

And "Magic" is the Secret Word. Say the Secret Word and get $1 off any jar!

Markets for the Week of 7/24/16

We're all over the place this week, Salty Dogs! Tuesday: Beaverdale Farmers Market. Thursday: Boone Farmers' Market (we've missed you, Boone!). Saturday: Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market. The Secret Word is "Cheese" because Saturday night in Des Moines is the American Festival of Cheese!

ZUCCHINI!!!!!!!!!

After perusing the produce at the Beaverdale Farmers Market yesterday, we're officially changing this week's Secret Word from "Beets" to "Zucchini" 'cause that's what out there, Salty Dogs: Zucchini as big as your forearm. Zucchini you could knock someone unconscious with. Zucchini from outer space.

HOW THE %*&$# ARE WE GOING TO COOK ALL THIS ZUCCHINI?! Post your zucchini recipes (and funny ideas to get rid of it) on FB, Instagram and Twitters with the tag ‪#‎zaltlickers‬. Or email us at hihosaltlickers at gmail.