Thursday, June 29, 2006
I'm sad today. My grandmother died at 4am. She had been sick, and we knew that this was coming. They started Hospice Monday night. I'm glad she didn't suffer for long. She was a 4 pack a day smoker for 40 years and she died of lung cancer. Please, if you smoke, quit. I'm sure if she hadn't smoked she would have lived at least 10 to 15 years longer. She quit smoking 15 years ago. I'm grateful for my fond memories with her, but I wish I could have spent more time with her.
I'm not feeling much like cooking or doing much of anything, but I did go for some retail therapy to lighten my mood. I love the web. I found 5 lbs of coarse Sel Gris De Guerande (Sel Gris de Guérande - Coarse has a unique color that makes this a truly beautiful salt. The grey hue comes from its extremely high level of minerals and nutrients. The crystals range in size from 2-3mm. Popular for baking breads, soups and sauces. The soft, moist crystals will dissolve quickly and evenly when used in your favorite recipes. When used as a finishing salt, Sel Gris Coarse adds a nice crunch to your dishes. Neither treated or washed, it is totally natural and can be used in products that are labeled Organic. *This salt is certified organic by France’s Nature & Progrés. This is the most rigorous salt certification process, which equates to purity and quality. ) for $31.00 and that includes shipping.
I feel shallow and silly for masking my sorrow in frugal salt procurement, but I think my grandma would understand.