12/21/07

Mortar and pestle


My excellent husband brought me back two mortar and pestle sets from Chile, one in wood and one in stone. We have strict instructions from the seller not to crush chili peppers in the stone one, although we're not sure why. We tested them out with some peppercorns and they both work beautifully. I'm excited to use them in my cooking!

11 comments:

  1. Very cool indeed!

    I wonder why you can't do peppers in the stone one too... now I'll probably be compelled to do a google search or something to satisfy my curiosity. Oh, well something to fill my empty hours, lol!

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  2. Oh! Those are beauties! I really love the wood one. Enjoy.

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  3. Beautiful. I'd venture to guess that the peppers will leave an oily residue. Not sure whether that will ruin the stone, or seep into it and ruin other things. Just a guess. Growing up my parents had a wood one. I don't know what they had ground in it, but eww it smelled.

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  4. How fun! I've never used a mortar and pestle yet. I'll have to watch and see what you do with them.
    BTW--I was just reading your profile--entry level professional homemaker--too funny! And I am also LDS! :)

    Cathy :)

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  5. I'm sure you'll find many ways to use both the morters. Funny about the stone one. You got it from Chile, but no chilis.

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  6. I have always wanted one of those. They are very beautiful!!

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  7. My daughter has a mortar and pestle and I'm looking for a nice one to give her for her birthday in February. Thanks so much for sharing. They're beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  8. Those are really cool. I really like the stone one.

    Merry Christmas! Sharon

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  9. I lik eyour mortar and pestle. I do not have one - but have thought I should get one sometime. Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas,
    ~Jane

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  10. These are wonderful.

    Cookie

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