Season all your grain offerings with salt. Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offerings; add salt to all your offerings." Lev. 2:13
I seem to be very good at discovering tasty new foods that are bad for me. And in my Easter trip to the bakery, I found another. Rosemary And Sea Salt Foccacia. In the very close up picture, you can see the large grains of salt on top, can't you? You know about my love of bread, but I also adore salt. Salt may not sound good when sprinkled on bread, but let me assure you-yum! I have had chocolate covered potato chips, and they are awesome. Take a food that is bad for you already, and I can find it with something added to make it tastier and worse for your health. Salt is not good for me because I am already on two different blood pressure medications. I bought some new kinds to try, pictured above, because I read they may have a lower sodium content. Did you know that less than 6% of all salt produced each year goes into food? There are literally thousands of other uses for it. There are even two more kinds of salt I want to try. Fleur De Sel is considered the caviar of salt and the ultimate salt experience, closely followed by Celtic Gray Sea Salt, which used to be a well kept secret by chefs and food critics, and is now widely available for under $2.00 a pound. An old Norwegian superstition says if a person spills salt, he will shed as many tears as will be needed to dissolve the spilled salt. An old English belief is that every grain of spilled salt represents a future tear. Even God wanted his offerings salted, and the bible talks about God having a covenant of salt with us. My commentary suggests this could be because salt penetrates, preserves, and heals. So rather than eating so much salt, I need to Be more like salt, trying to bring out the best in people like salt brings out the best in food.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses it's saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men." Matthew 5:13