for Haiku Heights day 26

Diet free from salt,
beneficial for our health,
makes very dull meals.


Embroidered or true,
where old sailors congregate,
salty tales are told.

Apropos of nothing,

For a very few minutes from my bedroom window this morning the sky was tinged with pink.  


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21 Responses to SALT

  1. Eha says:

    [smiling] It takes just 4-6 weeks for your palate to acclimatize to low salt [totally saltless is never required] ~ after that the salty dishes become unpalatable!! I have not had salt in the house for at least a few decades . . . as I buy and cook everything fresh salt content is actually qiuite easy to manage . . . a few grains in the 1-2 slices of bread you would use per diem surely does not matter! Goof luck 😀 !


    • I agree about the acclimatisation. Only problem is that I have a husband who won’t agree, who says of everything I cook ‘it needs salt’. and my cardiologist insists on totally salt-free, I do the best I can but haven’t the energy always to cook everything from scratch.


      • Eha says:

        We have a saying in my birth country of Estonia: ‘always the church in the middle of the Village’! Your husband can add his own salt on the one hand and tell your cardio there is NO such thing as a totally salt-free diet [nor is it necessary: and I am in your age group and do have heart disease and, hmm, well, am trained in this 🙂 !]. Worrying about the intake is worse than actually doing it!! Hugely good wishes from the Antipodes!!


        • Since various confrontations with said cardio, that’s exactly what I told him. I do my best and don’t worry about it. Slowly slowly Jock is also becoming acclimatised to no added salt and it won’t do him any harm! And I do make my own bread with reduced salt, when I’m fit enough, which I’m not at the moment.

          your good wishes are reciprocated.


  2. colonialist says:

    Good pink!
    Your seasoned stories reminded me of when for amputation in old Naval days, in salt was added to injury. *flees, fearing missiles*


  3. restlessjo says:

    That is a very restful view out of your window, Viv. 🙂
    Dad likes salt with his salt, if you know what I mean. Everything gets a jolly good shake of it, and then another. I’m beginning to suspect it’s my cooking.


  4. very well written, Viv.


  5. Gillena Cox says:

    the second one is my favourite; have a nice Thursday

    much love…


  6. Sumana Roy says:

    very interesting salt haiku….specially the last one


  7. The only remedies for food that needs to be salt-free, that I know about, are other spices such as turmeric, paprika, cumin, not curry because curry is a melange of spices and it could have salt, and your more traditional herbs. It is also said that the taste bud does get used to it. I hope.


    • The palate does acclimatise up to a point but not entirely.and I don’t like highly spiced foods much. If you look at the list of ingredients in practically everything that is sold, you’ll find salt in most of them – sweet as well as savoury – It is virtually impossible to be completely salt-free. Bread made without salt is revolting!


      • You are indeed correct on all counts, anything sold in the stores do have a lot of sodium, but the worst is as you said, bread without salt is inedible. I remember when I was little my mamie had to live with a salt-free regimen and it was difficult. I am sending you hugs Viv


  8. Hahaha The first one just made me smile 🙂 Guess us chefs get a bit touchy when they mention our dear salt!.

    The second one is simply genius! I wish I have thought of it! very well done!


  9. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Dish me up a salty tale or two, please!

    Salt Cedar Blossoms


  10. Why is that the tastiest things are so bad for us?


  11. poetrydiary says:

    I like the second one, which gets progressively more exciting (in contrast to the first!)


  12. oneofaclass says:

    Nice – I particularly liked the salty tales!


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