More Herbs, Less Salt Day
annually on August 29th
More Herbs, Less Salt Day is another day created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays and Herbs, who conveniently invented this holiday that encompasses their two passions. It is a day dedicated to using a little less salt in our meals, and supplanting it with herbs instead. The day most likely takes place towards the end of August because this is when fresh herbs from the garden are at their peak. Common knowledge tells us that eating too much salt is bad for our health, and besides the many vitamins and minerals in herbs, they have many other health benefits. On top of that they add such flavor and variety to foods, that there is no chance this day will be dull.
How to Observe
If you have your own garden, you have been preparing for this day, and a simple stroll to your garden will have you well on your way to celebrating the day. The next best place to find herbs is a farmers market, and if that is not an option, your local grocery store should have some. This may also be a good day to buy some herbs online. Herbs can be eaten plain, but there are so many great recipes that you can make with them. A good album to listen to while you are cooking up your herb creations is Simon & Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.