Flax is a seed that is often left on the shelves. It’s plastic wrap covered in a film of dust and its expiry date itching closer to the discount bin. Flax seed is not exotic, at least not perceived as exotic. It does not originate from the dark depths of the Amazon, nor does it reveal the health secrets of secluded tribes. The story of flax is old, no, it’s ancient. It is familiar and yet unknown. Our disconnect with flax as food is perhaps due to the fact that flax has really never been used as “food” per say. It has not sustained us like rice, wheat, and potatoes. No, flax is oil and flax is textiles.
There is only one good thing about paying your own utilities–you learn quickly how much energy, heat, and water you actually consume.