For those of you who don’t cook, like me, you may not know what this is. Steve does all the cooking and now has a collection of two. They are called mortar and pestles. Per Wikipedia, the mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, ceramic or stone. The pestle is a heavy and blunt club-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed using a pestle.
We purchased these for 6.99 each at our local Goodwill. A similar one, sold at Target here is $40.00! I would say this is a good find. It is worth the money in pesto alone, which Steve promised me for dinner tomorrow ;).
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