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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

The link for this challenge is: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/structure/

Last year I took the two photos shown below in Sapa, on the Northwest corner of Viet Nam. They show a water-driven mortar and pestle used to pound grains of rice to remove husks. 28 more words


Simple Pesto!

Pesto is typically made out of basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. But because K is allergic to pine nuts I have gotten creative with different pesto recipes. 196 more words


The Reality of Historical Medicine Making: Tools

For the last several days I have been looking for the perfect mortar and pestle.  Historically speaking – from the late 16th century through the 18th century mortars and pestles were made of bronze.   280 more words

Medical Research (History)

The Pestle with the Poison...

One of my favorite ditties from old-timey movies is the ‘Chalice from the Palace’ scene between Danny Kaye and Angela Lansbury in The Court Jester… 752 more words

Medical Research (History)

Basil Pesto

I have a few friends who work in at Garden State Plaza, in a store next to Sur La Table. While waiting for them to finish their shift, or later with them, I take a lap inside to check out the sales section. 252 more words


Japan's Gifts of Herbalism Adventure

On a recent and very first trip to Japan, my number one objective for a souvenir was procuring a suribachi, a Japanese style mortar and pestle, suggested by Rosalee De La Forêt in her Herbalism-doubling-as-a-cookbook, … 680 more words


Musings of the fishy kind

It’s been a while.

Originally, I was going to share a full recipe for making Chinese fish paste the old-fashioned way, pounded in a mortar and pestle. 1,219 more words