Revive Your Grill

After watching a man cook outdoors in Patagonia on the TV show The Chefs Table, I have been inspired to cook outdoors.  I can’t cook over a fire where I live, but I did find a little grill under my boyfriends bus that needed to be saved from the landfill and given a new life.

It felt wonderful to revive this little grill and the experience reminded me how important it is to look into repairing and refurbishing something instead of just buying something new.  I have mixed feelings about using spray paint because of its earth unfriendliness, but the good of using the paint seemed to outweigh the bad.

All I did was scrape away the rust with a steel brush and wipe it clean. After spray painting on a few coats, I polished the wooden handle and bought a new steel grate to go inside.  Isn’t it so cute?!  I have learned from living in small spaces that it is hard to hide stuff, so my appliances, utensils, tools, and what not can double as decorations and this grill is no exception.

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Author: Action is Eloquence

I live in Grants Pass, Oregon with my wonderful husband and am in the process of re-imagining a new life for myself! I just moved from Portland where I spent the last 11 years on a metaphorical runway and now am ready to take off. College, a marriage, several customer service jobs, death, fear and shyness were all teachers, but it's time for me to take what I learned and use my talents to make a better life for myself and give back to the community. I have a passion for helping people remember their relationship with nature. I went to Portland State University where I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy with a specialization in Sustainability Education. I enjoy blogging because it is a way for me to help others regain this relationship and learn how to care for the Earth by living more simply and mindfully. Traditional cooking, natural building, living simply, permaculture and ecopsychology are my favorite subjects and I have a new obsession with eating bugs as a way to help live a more sustainable life. I only appear quiet and reserved until someone gets me going any of these topics!

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