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Old 12-25-2007, 08:14 AM   #21
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To grind garlic with salt, but mostly to grind vitamins to add to my doggies home made meals.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:05 AM   #22
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Many dried herbs / spices seem to store better whole or in larger pieces. However they seem to more effectively impart their flavor when finely ground or crushed just prior to use.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:27 PM   #23
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Mortar & pestle use



I only use mine to crush small amounts of dried spices, herbs, and seasonings.
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:36 PM   #24
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I only use mine to crush small amounts of dried spices, herbs, and seasonings.
Glad I bought a larger mortar because I need more than a small amount when making a batch for a pork or lamb crust / rub. Having some leftover pork butt with gravy and mashed potatoes tonight that was roast with a dried herb rub.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:07 PM   #25
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I made one from marble , it weight about 20 lbs and holds a quart or so ,good for spices ,nuts,seeds ,dressings ,pesto. Processers can add a lot of air and for dressings and pesto there is something about the texture that,s just better. Let's remember the mortar and pestle has probably been around since before fire was domesticated Its ancestors were the first food processor along with cutting edges. Laugh if you want --Gage
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:22 PM   #26
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I used to grind up tea in mine, but I use such a large quantity that I use the food processor now. I used the M&P the other day to grind up some dried rosemary for homemade herb breadcrumbs...
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:35 AM   #27
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Grind up tea? Why would you want to do that?
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:13 AM   #28
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Grind up tea? Why would you want to do that?
LOL! I thought someone might question me on that!

I quit drinking soda, so now I drink a lot of iced tea that I blend from orange pekoe, peppermint, and spearmint. I have an iced tea maker, and it works better when I chop the tea up a little. I don't take it down to powder, but I chop it to about the consistency of dried herbs.
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Interesting. Thanks RobsanX.
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