Confession: I’m now writing my blog about simple, handmade, sustainable domestic arts from my brand new, super-shiny MacBook Pro, in all its MacBook Pro glory, including the celebrated “precision aluminum unibody enclosure.” I labor under the fantasy that The Tangled Nest suddenly looks brighter and more beautiful to everyone, not just me. I love this computer.
Still, ironies and ambivalences hover. I spent half an hour this morning shopping on the MacBook’s “advanced glossy digital display” for a hand-cranked grain mill. I expected to find such things on earth-motherish-foodie-bread-nerd websites, but as often as not I end up on some so-far-right-it’s-left-stockpile-now-for-the-apocalypse website, where the tab for the grain mill page is right next to the tab for the “guns/ammo” page.
Sometimes I feel like two different people in one body. Tom says, “That’s why I married you, honey–you’re a floor wax and a dessert topping.”
This is my dream grain mill–the gorgeous, solid cast-iron Diamant Mill from Poland.
Isn’t it lovely? It costs more than my new MacBook Pro. I will probably be settling for the Family Grain Mill. Everything Kitchens in Missouri has an unbeatable price (and no guns), and the FGM has an optional electric base. So when I’m tired from typing on the computer, I won’t have to hand-crank the mill!