Happy Friday! I hope you are surviving
winter in your part of Canada. One of the best
ways to do that is to make some hearty fare and share
it with friends. Tonight that is happening at my house.
We have invited friends over and are going to be
sharing a Mexican feast (and, who knows, maybe it will
turn into a fiesta!)
The menu is still a bit unfocused but I know for sure we’re having
chicken mole and a Mexican cauliflower dish, perhaps
some salsas and guacamole with tortilla chips.
Which brings me to a small dilemma; for a while now I have been
thinking I really needed a mortar and pestle so I bought one:
Now what? The thing has been sitting on the counter for over
a week and I am afraid to take it out of the box. I have heard that
it will need to be seasoned (interweb here I come) but that’s
not the scary part – the scary part is actually using it. I’ve seen photos
of people making guacamole in one but won’t that just make a big mess?
I guess I could throw some dried chiles and bash them around a bit
but how many crushed chiles does one really need? Any suggestions for
usage of the mortar and pestle would be greatly appreciated!
(By the way, do you say “pessle” or “pestle”?
Have a great weekend!
PS: Does this happen to you?