TIP OF THE DAY: Herb & Spice Grinders

Some recipes instruct you to grind herbs or spices. In our grandmother’s day, that meant using a mortar and pestle. In our mother’s day, it meant using the coffee grinder for herbs and spices. Mom, a purist, had a second grinder for that purpose. Other folks had to first grind uncooked rice in their coffee…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Filling A Pepper Mill

We didn’t heed our own device when refilling the pepper mill yesterday. The result: peppercorns all over the counter and floor. There’s a better way to do it: Fill a small plastic bag or even a paper envelope with the peppercorns. Snip off a corner. You’ll be able to better aim the peppercorns into the…
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