I was inspired by a blog to look around the room that I am in and choose one object that resonates with me. As I am currently sitting in my family’s kitchen, the beautiful wooden pepper grinder resting on the counter which I just used to grind those aromatic little black bits all over our salad comes to mind. Fresh ground pepper is my favorite spice. I do not know why the hell the stuff that comes in a box pre-ground is even used. It does not taste like pepper, and they put it in those awful plastic shakers that release either one flake or a million a minute. The enchanting aroma of fresh ground pepper and the spice that tingles your tongue when you bite down into a cool tomato your mom just sliced up with mozzarella is magical. I will forever give people pepper grinders as Christmas gifts (I really have given a few people pepper grinders).