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merie33 merie33 9 years
if you put the on a cutting board you can also use the bottom of a saute pan to crush them...we do this in school all the time with peppercorns, because for a culinary school they kinda provide us with some crummy pepper grinders
GirlNinja GirlNinja 9 years
I used the bottom of a heavy glass and a glass cutting board as a mortar and pestle when my brother stole mine. Worked fine until I could get him to replace mine. :)
Zulkey Zulkey 9 years
My boyfriend cum fiancee bought me a thing called a Spice Boy for Xmas that's like an extra big grinder for all your spices. I used it with some rosemary the other day and I really liked it--no more pine needle-feeling thingies in my mouth!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
What a smarty! Good thinking, I never would have thought of it! Alton Brown would be proud!!
imalifeguard imalifeguard 9 years
if you have more that one spice in there, you should make sure you grind it all first and then apply it to the meat, or the taste wont really be very uniform...
guinnevere guinnevere 9 years
you can grind some bread in it afterwards to remove all the spice so your pepper doesnt taste like caraway or cardamom or whatever :)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Now that's thinking on the run. That old UC education is starting to pay off.
emsugar emsugar 9 years
How crafty! I think that's brilliant.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great idea...
susanec susanec 9 years
Nope, the coffee grinder works fine, plenty of people keep a "spice" one just for that reason.
arihm arihm 9 years
Genius! If I had encountered this problem I would have put the spices in my coffee grinder, probably a horrible idea.
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