I’ve wanted a mortar and pestle for some time now. I’ve researched websites and priced a few and they’re just too expensive. Plus, they seem to lack the thing I’d like most for an item to have: personality.
This is very nice but $35.00 plus shipping isn’t do-able at the moment.
I purchased dried Rosemary and discovered it was not ground but rather looked like the dried needles from a christmas tree. I tried to crush the rosemary by hand but the results weren’t great. Suddenly, I thought of the photo of the mortar and pestle I’d been looking at and realized a coffee cup would do as the mortar (bowl) and (revelation) a tall shot glass could serve as the pestle (grinding stick).
I poured the rosemary into the coffeecup and started grinding with the shot glass and it worked PERFECTLY!
I still want a real mortar and pestle, but was happy that by using a little brain power and ingenuity, I could create a completely satisfactory substitute.
What have you substitued for the real thing?