This salt box is one of my favorite things on the kitchen counter. It saves me so much time....It was a gift from my daughter, a few years ago. I keep Kosher salt in this. I'm careful to not contaminate the whole thing, but not washing hands after preparing meat, fish and poultry. When I am salting a stew or soup...I never follow the recipe on seasoning. I season as I go along...salting each layer of food. Using this handy "tool" keeps me from having to use the measuring spoon all the time. Do you remember the old recipes of Grandma's that called for a pinch of this or a tea cup full of that? It seems that our ancestors never followed a recipe. So, this is my salute to those old timers....a salt box on my counter is a favorite....a time saver in my kitchen.
I do, however have salt shakers and pepper mills. Oh, do I have pepper mills. Joe is a collector of pepper mills. We have all kinds...he even bought one at a restaurant once, because the one at the table worked so well. I think that many men salt and pepper their food without even tasting. The food is brought to the table and they grab the shakers and salt and pepper away. This is a pet peeve of mine :)...Now you have it...a favorite thing and a pet peeve...all in one post.