"I love to give flavored salts and sugars to my friends as gifts. You can get as creative as you want."
Mix ingredients together and store in an air tight container.
Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.
Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.
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Carly Hall is the executive chef at Alchemy in Washington D.C. and co-hosts ABC's The Chew. She has also been a contestant on season five of Top Chef.
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