If we were good Americans we'd buy prepackaged ginger tea and pesto in tubs at the grocery store. But we're not, we make our pesto from our own basil and ginger tea from whole ginger roots we grate ourselves. (Coincidentally both of these we freeze in ice cube trays and store in ziplock bags in the freezer.) This doesn't do much to stimulate the economy. In fact we may single handedly be bringing down the American economy (except of course for the ziplock bag industry).
And karma is a bitch. Want to guess what happened or do you need a hint? Fine I'll just tell you: pesto tea. It was bad but perhaps not as disastrous as the alternative: ginger and Parmesan on pasta.
Exhibit A: Tray full of frozen pesto.
Doesn't look much like ginger does it? We're currently accepting donations for the Mom needs new glasses fund.