Tuesday Treats: The Mortar!
UPDATE: Winners have been selected!
Tuesday Treats seems to already be a popular feature here at Macheesmo. I’m still getting comments on the last edition which is long over and winners have been selected!
So, again, I’ll just repeat the very simple rules of Tuesday Treats:
1) You need to comment on the post to be entered to win. A fair number of people were replying by email and that’s just too hard to manage. So only comments will get you entered into the drawing.
2) The contest closes at 7PM Eastern Time sharp. These aren’t multi-day contests. Of course, that means that if you aren’t checking out Macheesmo every day, you might miss it. One way you could make sure you don’t miss a Tuesday Treat is to subscribe to the feed or subscribe via email!
What’s up for grabs today?
Three of these beauties!
I use my mortar and pestle that’s just like this one (2 cup capacity) for a bunch of things, but I feel like it’s something that people would never really buy for themselves which is the exact kind of thing that I like to give away.
The nice thing about a really sturdy mortar and pestle is that they are actually really efficient at grinding things. The stone is so heavy that it’s not a lot of work and sometimes easier than pulling out the spice grinder or food processor.
A good mortar and pestle will also give you way more control over the grind on something. Sometimes I like to just barely crack up something like cumin seeds so they aren’t whole, but not completely ground. That’s pretty hard to do in a spice grinder which will just spin them into dust. A mortar and pestle gives me perfect control though.
So I like them and use mine way more than I ever thought I would.
Here’s a few recipes that I’ve used my mortar and pestle on:
Chili Powder Steak – This is a delicious steak and also my go-to way to make homemade chili powder. Once you try it, you won’t be interested in store-bought stuff anymore!
Pepper and Spice Cookies – These were really interesting cookies. Definitely different if you’re looking for a change.
Three Homemade Dry Rubs – Any dry rub is perfect for a mortar and pestle. Most rubs you want to have some texture still so a mortar and pestle is perfect.
Really though any recipe that calls for whole spices or pesto of any type can always use the subtle grind of a mortar and pestle.
Leave a comment and maybe win a Tuesday Treat! I’m giving away three. Winners will be announced at 7PM Eastern Time today.