Urban Platter Handmade Italian Style White Marble Mortar with Beechwood Pestle Vintage Design [Width 5.5″, Height 3″]
Urban Platter Handmade White Marble Mortar with Wood Pestle Vintage Design. The mortar and pestle is a simple tool that crushes, and grinds a wide variety of items, including food and medicine, and has been used since ancient times. When it comes to changing the consistency of numerous types of substances, this handy tool and bowl duo is just as relevant today as it was tens of thousands of years ago. Grains, spices, seeds, pills, and more can be placed in a mortar and mashed with the pestle. This tool is made of materials like marble stone, and wood and are constructed to hold up to the wear and tear of repetitive grinding motions. Though mortars and pestles that are large enough to be placed on the ground and operated with two hands are still used in some countries, most consumer models fit in one hand and can be used on a table or countertop. The mortar and pestle aren’t complicated, but you still want to make sure that the pair you purchase will fit your needs and is built to last long. How to use a mortar and pestle while today’s cooks have many electric-powered options for chopping and grinding ingredients, there are still people who enjoy preparing foods like herbs, spices, and vegetables by hand with a mortar and pestle. You can even use it for altering medications, just like yesterday’s medicine men did. Here are some ideas for putting your mortar and pestle to good use: Grind your own fresh herbs and spices that you grow in your garden.
1] Prepare homemade guacamole and salsa.
2] Mix the ingredients for a delicious pesto sauce.
3] Chop nuts to use as toppings or to add to recipes.
4] Combine and mash the ingredients for hummus.
5] Make a traditional curry paste.
6] Turn clove buds into powder for pumpkin pies and bread
7] Crush pills for people and animals.
8] Muddle mint and other herbs for cocktails.