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Salt and Pepper Shakers

Every house has a pair of them. They come in all shapes and sizes, a pair of hens or Dutch people; bone china with flowers on the top or glass with screw off tops, or even like artist’s paint tubes.

Salt is not so good for you in large quantities. Very salty foods include tinned green beans, commercial chips, canned meat, crisps, tinned soups, salad dressings, pizzas and olives. It is so natural to take the salt pot and shake on more, and perhaps some pepper as well. We all need small quantities of salt, but not the large amounts found in processed or commercial foods. Even bread has generous quantities of salt to give it that 'warm' flavour. Pepper, black or white, is an irritant to the stomach.

From this it would begin to appear as though the salt and pepper pots are redundant. But you say they were a wedding present, a holiday souvenir or brought back from a trip by the children. It may be that you have always had salt and pepper pots on your table.There are more interesting and creative ways to use the shakers. Have you ever thought of putting finely-ground Italian herbs or Herbes Provence in your shakers? Onion powder, dried parsley, garlic powder or paprika are other ideas.

Here is a recipe for a very savoury 'shakeable'.

Take 1/2C sesame seeds and pour into a dry, heavy, but old saucepan, and place over medium heat. Put on the lid. Very soon the seeds will begin to pop and you will smell the savoury aroma. Shake or stir for another minute or two and then remove from the heat. At this point they can be ground in a seed-grinder or blender. Fill your shaker and then keep in a dry place. Keep the rest airtight until you need a refill.

Find things you like which will replace the salt-shaking habit so you do not add more at the table. Too much salt causes the body to retain water, which can be damaging.

Through the agencies of nature, God is working day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment, to keep us alive, to build up and restore us.

When any part of the body sustains injury, a healing process is at once begun. Nature’s agencies are set at work to restore soundness. But the power working through these agencies is the power of God.

All life-giving power is from Him. When one recovers from disease, it is God who restores him. Sickness, suffering and death are the work of an antagonistic power. Satan is the destroyer; God is the restorer.’ Ministry of Healing p 67.

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