Spooning

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When Re-Farmer published a blog about making his lovely wooden spoons, I had to make a comment about how much I love all of the handmade wooden spoons and other wooden implements that I have purchased over the years and the Turkey with holes all over it that I bought years ago and ended up using to display some of  the wooden spoons, knives, forks and spatulas I’ve purchased over the years. I have been using some of them for over 30 years and they are all still serviceable.

I remarked that I’d like to send him photos of them but in the end, the easiest way seemed to be to publish them on my blog. Holding some of the implements with handles too large to fit in the holes of the turkey is a hand-carved buna (coffee) holder that I bought in Ethiopia in 1973. The other wooden implement is my grandmother’s lemon squeezer. See Re-Farmer’s  spoons HERE.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

17 thoughts on “Spooning

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Lou, I just posted some others that I had forgotten about because they were up on the wall. They are wooden kitchen implements I’ve collected from all over the world: Have another look if you are interested. I love beautiful utilitarian objects.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      There was no intent to start collecting them.. I just find it hard to resist lovely utilitarian things. I also love boxes, bowls, brooms, little stools, baskets and trays when they are handmade.

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  1. lifelessons Post author

    My friend asked why I had so many wooden spoons. It seemed an odd question to me. The truth is that there are times when I’m cooking that I use nearly all of them. I stir and taste and throw the spoon in the sink not worrying about chipping the porcelain. Then I add ingredients, stir, taste, and dispose of another spoon. No time to stop and wash it each time. By the time I finish, the sink is full of them.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Sister! I love spoons as well. I have silver spoons from my mother and grandmother that I use for the dog and catfood because that way I get to use them every day. I have one or two from three or four different sets.

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