This post continues with more macro, ‘still-life’ shots, this time from around the kitchen.
The large jar holds preserved lemons, used in many North African Berber recipes. The bottle was up from the basement that day because I had cooked a Moroccan tangine with them.
The snacks are olives on hummus on sesame crackers with a dash of Thai hot sauce while another photo is a good old fashioned peanut butter and jam sandwich. I made the jam: it’s cherry/peach; the seeds you see are chia seeds which I use as a thickener rather than pectin, because I like jams to be tart. (Chia seeds are also very high in full protein.) I also baked the bread, grew—and ground—the organic wheat, threw the plate on a pottery wheel and forged the knife. OK, so truth be known I just made the jam…but I really did make the jam!
The pot is my Made in the USA version of the classic French Le Creuset pot. (Works as good but is about 1/5 the price.)
Small pots which hold spices (and especially salt) are referred to as ‘pigs’ although I do not know why.
The knives are a motley set of good blades that we have gathered over the years that I try to keep razor sharp. If you are at my house and use one, be careful, they’ve a taste for fingers!
Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
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