Sustainable Living: Mortar and Pestle
For God will bless you in all your harvest and in all your handiwork, and you will be filled with joy. Deuteronomy 16:15
One of the things near and dear to our hearts is sustainable living (Check out this 501(c) (3) site). Living responsibly with all the earths inhabitants and all of her resources is a vital part of our journey.
Our generation grew up with the goal of being able to acquire as much stuff as possible and all of the conveniences the world had to offer. Our parents and grandparents had gardens and canned many types of food. Less was not just more it was just the way to survive. None of us knew that the introduction of prepared and processed food would take of so far from what nature really intended for us.
We are by no means living off the grid or even entertaining that as our goal. However, we are taking strides toward making more conscious decisions in our food choices, our clothing needs and our living environments. We are thinking about what we waste, how we handle that waste and how it impacts our world. This has led us to return to our roots and make some things homemade with natural or organically sourced foods and materials.
Some of things we make is our own salad dressings, pesto, rubs and seasonings. We grow or purchase fresh herbs, peppers and garlic to go into our concoctions. I love to use a mortar and pestle to release the essential oils and create the flavors I am seeking. Well leave it to Roxanne to find one that is perfect at an affordable price while shopping at Costco.
Costco has a generous supply of organic, gluten free and healthy food options. It happens to be one of my favorite store’s, just saying, but I shop the perimeter and go prepared with a list. Every now and then I will veer off the beaten path but I try to not get sucked into all the eye candy that is in this big warehouse. Since it had been awhile since I allowed myself to take a leisure shopping stroll through the store I missed this gem my sister found. Or maybe it was new; I don’t know, but I was happy to have acquired this tool to make fresh new dishes for the summer. This tool will be passed on to future generations and will serve as the catalyst for new recipes with exciting new flavors to be shared with family and friends.
Transformation made simple.
Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!!