I'm starting a new series and I'm calling it: Things In Mason Jars.
Mostly because I think things look prettier when they're in a mason jar but also because, I'm always looking for things that I can do when I'm at home and when I'm at sea.
I started incorporating Chia Seeds into my daily life during my last rotation at sea. The Second Mate had them and I decided I wanted them too.
I'm not sure if it's 100% psychological but I swear when I ingest them...no matter how they're ingested I feel like a more powerful creature soon after. Did you like that? Powerful Creature. I like that.
I mostly drink them. I put a squirt of lime juice and a spoonful of Chia Seeds in water and sip away. This is called a Chia Fresca.
Now, when you have a Basil plant aboard (that you feel incredibly grateful for and are just so, so happy that it's thriving) you can really get creative.
Chia Fresca meet torn and crushed Basil leaves.