09 November 2008
Mortar and Pestle
The sweet basil was mentioned in this post. But the garden sage was recently dried. I make a sage stuffing for our Thanksgiving turkey and I always use my own home-grown organic sage.
As a young bride I was given the wooden one by my friend, Plantwoman. The inside has turned green from all the herbs that have been crushed in it. Several years ago I thought that a marble one would be nice. I don't like it: it is cold heavy stone and I almost gave up crushing my own herbs. I have gone back to the wooden one and just love the feel of it in my hands: the smoothness, the warmth and lightness of the turned wood brings back memories of past feasts shared with good friends.
The smells of the season are upon us.