Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Anyway you want it...that is definietly not the way I will give it.

I love my mortar and pestle.

I LOVE IT !!!!!

it is probably a very unnatural relationship to have such affection to a cold marble object but gosh darn it..I just think he is swell!
.....yes, I called it he. Doug if you are familiar to him.

Lets face it...it is not only functional but a work of art. Before  wisks to mix oils with solid substance and knives to chop chop chop herbs...there were mortars and pestels...."goes all dreamy"

Not many people even know what they are ,let alone how to use them. Like my sons, they are mearly heavy ojects to play medival times in the middle of the kitchen with.

Every true cook should have and use one...besides your cusinart, kitchen aid and $300 knife, this is your next best best friend.

and is also a handy door stop.


Michelle said...

I've wanted one for a really long time, but other than the very expensive laboratory grade ones sold in the catalogs at my place of employment, I have no idea where to find a good one (that doesn't cost more than the rest of my student's version of "kitchen equipment").

... I made my mom's sugar/butter cookie recipe (the holiday cut-outs if you remember) completely by hand because the $15 mixer I bought specifically for the occasion wasn't man enough for the job.

Gretchen said...

I have one from Ikea costing I think the rather large sum of $15 cnd. and the other was given to me.

mmmm your mum's sugar cookies are delish.

Michelle said...

:-) I guess I'll have to check out Ikea, then. The one here is a bit out of the way, but I'm sure dad wouldn't mind a trip next time he comes to visit.