[Sca-cooks] mortar and pestle questions

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Nov 22 17:08:18 PST 2008

'Lainie said:

<<< I use my marble one the most, but I pull down
her big wooden one to grind long pepper in- about the only way I can do
it is to sit on the kitchen floor with the mortar between my legs, so I
can put my weight into it. Only way I've ever been able to grind the
durn things. >>>

Are you speaking of long pepper or galangal? I find long pepper is  
fairly easy for me to crush in my small marble mortar and pestle, but  
I've got stories in the Florilegium warning people about how hard   
galangal is and how it  has a tendency to destroy pepper grinders.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
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