There is nothing Earth-shattering or paradigm-shifting about my smoothie recipe, but each ingredient is included with purpose that goes beyond the pleasures of flavor. Perhaps even more importantly, my smoothie recipe is a derivative of one made for me by a dear friend. Every time I make my smoothie, I think of her and the circle of women who sustain me and nourish my soul.
I am not one to venture enthusiastically into the kitchen. So when I read the instructions for making a salve, I worried that it looked a bit too much like cooking. And what would I do without a double boiler? Could this possibly end well?