Sunday, July 1, 2007

Stone Age Tools

Since moving here, we have encountered many ways of living that seem 'old fashioned' to us. Today's example is not just old fashioned, its from the Stone Age.

The rock and flat stone shown is called a 'giling' (meaning to grind or mince). It is one of the main 'appliances' of the Indonesian kitchen because of all the spices they use in their cooking.

Anyway, on the left of that stone is my ground red onions. I sure felt like Wilma Flintstone when I was working on them. It did the job and was fun for about 30 seconds before my eyes started watering from the onions.

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