Monday, February 14, 2011

Le Creuset Mortar & Pestle Set

Over the years, I've acquired many, many kitchen gadgets.  I'm a sucker for items that claim to make my life in the kitchen easier!  When I was still working, dinner was either QUICK and EASY or TAKE OUT!  So, I was always mesmerized by those early morning infomercials for things like the Ove Gloves, Salad Shooters, and George Forman Grills.  While I at least showed some restraint, Joe often came home with gadgets that are now collecting dust in our basement. 

Now, with limited space (not to mention money) I'm pickier about what we purchase for the house.  I just don't have room for things that we'll only use once or twice a year.  I'm not even really tempted by those infomercials anymore. 

Before my friend Lisa moved many states away, we used to go window shopping at the mall several times a month.  These days, we window shop together online.  Sharing links and emails for things we want to add to our wish lists. 

Last year, Lisa surprised me with this:


Le Creuset Mortar & Pestle Set


Isn't it pretty?  I love it!  Not only does it look great on the shelf in my kitchen, I love it for grinding spices.  It also comes in handy when I need some oatmeal ground into a powder for adding to recipes such as Lisa's Old-Fashioned Meatloaf.

Today is the day of the I LOVE My Favorite Kitchen Gadget Party over at Happier Than A Pig In Mud.  Check it out to see more fun gadget posts, or even join in with a post of your own! 


9 comments:

Merry said...

I inherited several gadgets from my great aunt. One is a 3 blade scissor for making chopped salads. I think I've used it twice in 7 years I've had it. lol

That is a nice set though. I love the color.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE the blue! I have a red and a green one and I use them all the time -- too cool :)

Blessings!
Gail

dogsmom said...

It sure is pretty. I would love to make shelf space just to show that off in my kitchen.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hi Alison! Lovin' that great Caribbean Blue, it's just beautiful! Never thought of grinding the oatmeal a bit before adding it to meatloaf, I like that idea:@)
Thanks so much for joining in and Happy Valentine's Day!

Kathleen said...

It is beautiful! I don't have one!

Oliva said...

I don't have a pretty pestle & mortar like yours! I need one! Your daughter is such a cutie! Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

bj said...

I WANT ONE!

Kristen said...

That color is just stunning. I love using a mortar and pestle, though mine is pretty boring looking.

thriftycheapskate said...

pretty piece,thank you visiting and commenting on my blog.

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