Mortar and pestle

@webeishere (36353)
United States
August 11, 2008 5:20pm CST
This is a mortar and pestle. I couldn't recall the name last week and called it a crushing thing. Hahahaha! I have been making pickles and today I did it again. I used this mortar and pestle to crush the peppercorns and red p[eppers. Inside it are various puckling spices that I am crushing. Do you ever use a moratr and pestle? Do you just use the spices whole when you can? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@rhen1986 (34)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
i have, well i used it to crush and pulvorize the medications that is needed by my patients with NGT or to those who can swallow the whole tablet or the capsule.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Are you a licensed Dr? What field do you practice in? What is NGT? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
12 Aug 08
I have never used them but would love to. I love the nostalgia of doing things the old way. It is very romantic. I also want to cook in an brick oven that I have built myself and build my own house.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Aug 08
You've a lot of work ahead of you. Better get around to finding those bricks and get started. Hahahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
12 Aug 08
Yeah, mortars are a away of life for most families-it is a very vital too webeish.. in my culture, a woman who has no mortar and pestle has no place in the realms of womanhood, infact quite often she is the laughing stock of the village-ofcourse, even the husband is looked down upon for not providing a mortar to the wife!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Well this is what I like about this site. Learning the different cultures form all over the globe. Thanks bunches also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@snowy22315 (78425)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I have a motar and pestle around here someplace but it is ust decorative. I havent ever found any use for a real motar and pestle. I dont do pickling or any of that stuff. I think old time apotehcary's used to use those to mix up their chemicals to make medicine. O h well, just alittle history lesson from me.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Aug 08
That is what this one was as well. It sat in the huch as a decorative opiece for years on end. Now that I am doing a lot of canning etc it will be used a lot. Peppercorns etc are cheaper bought whole as opposed to already ground up so it helps saves cash as well. Hee hee. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@hezoid (2147)
11 Aug 08
I have a pestle & mortar, mine is a grey granite one, it's very heavy! I got it as a present for christmas and it's very useful for grinding up herbs and spices. It's especially good at grinding up peppercorns and rock salt.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Aug 08
This one is pewter I think. Heavy and sturdy as hell too. I love it. We got it as a form of decoration from my wifes boss many years ago and never used it till just recently. It has been sitting in the hutch, in the kitchen, for years. Hahahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@prncesssly (1375)
• United States
12 Aug 08
The only thing I have ever used a mortar and pestle for is to make fresh guacamole! it turns out the best this way. I buy all the fresh ingredients and put them in the mortar and then crush it and mix it all together. This gives the guacamole a good consistency and it tastes fresh.
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
oh yes... i also use mortar and pestle every now and then in the past to make sambal (the traditional chili from my home country which is really spicy)... my mum has one big one in my house... besides that, we also use that to make the peanut seasoning for gado-gado (indonesian salad) whioh is really yummy... nowadays i hardly use it anymore as i don't have the time... take care and have a nice day...
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
12 Aug 08
Hi Dear BOB i also know their name first time as local name are differnt well we have 2 sets, one is of black stone and wodden pestle ( i think its long one ) annd other in marble. but now electric grinders are in, to save time Take care
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@ElicBxn (61076)
• United States
12 Aug 08
my client has a tiny one, but I don't have one - heck, i avoid cooking if I can, I let the roomie do it whenever possible.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
11 Aug 08
I use a pepper grinder. I have not used a mortal and pestle yet and I would have to buy one. I heard that they cost a bit. I have seen some made from real marble, but not the cheap kind. I did get a shaker with a ball inside that crushes the spices from my sister-in-law. It was invented by that English chef, Jamie Oliver, but have not used it yet. Maybe I should and see how it works.
11 Aug 08
Hello webeishere, Yes I used mine everyday when I'm using the spices for flavouring and it good for crushing root ginger and garlic. Tamara
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I have not used a mortar and pestle before but have seen them many times. We use the whole pepper but have the shaker/grinder for that.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
I've never used one before and don't own one either. I have thought about getting one in the past just as decorations. I just haven't went out and bought one yet.
• United States
23 Aug 08
I have not used a mortar and pestle in years. I do like that your crushed a lot of PUCKLING spices. heehee. I am not sure what spices they are but I hope your pickles are goooooooooooood. heehee
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! haha..I guess, being forgetful comes with aging! And I am forgetting things like that and even names of people and recall them after a few hours or days even. haha.. I do use mortar and pestle in crushing peppercorns, peanuts when I cook a special Filipino dish, etc.. I don't use spices in whole. Take care always..God Bless!
@zac333 (2)
• United States
12 Aug 08
not really....there hard to get