The people in the shop probably thought: What is that looney woman doing...taking photos of the pasta sticks?!?
But I have just never seen this and loved the idea!
We were at a coffee shop in Point Reyes Station at the tail-end of our 10-day camping trip and R pointed these out to me. "Look, Mommy!" he exclaimed. "They use pasta to stir instead of cutting down trees."
I think this is pretty cool. What a great idea. I'll implement this soon.