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Old 09-05-2019, 09:38 AM   #181
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Ancho peppers and celery leaves are about the only 2 I plan on doing regularly though I may expand on that later. Grocery store prices for most spices are way out line.
Absolutely. I used to be able to get Anchos loose for $3.99/lb. Now they have them bagged 8oz. I believe. Works out to around$15/lb. I don't buy them. Need to make a road trip to a Mexican spice dealer I know of to check their prices.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:46 AM   #182
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I use the ninja mini express food processor. Itís a double blade.
I got to at walmart on sale two christmasís ago for 13.99
original price was 15.99 ...now itís 19.99.

It works great on chopping small stuff and also making
bread crumbs.
...except for the motor everything goes in the dish washer.
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I found it on amazon prime for 17.95

https://www.amazon.com/Ninja-NJ100-E...ateway&sr=8-16
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I tried roasting & grinding whole Mexican spices in a mortar with pestle, for a flavor I read about in a new Mexican cookbook.
It was very labor intensive, but it made me happy.

My BIL was not impressed. He said he'd tasted that before. I realized it was the flavor in a $1 Mexican tamale.

I also made a garam masala (curry) roasting & grinding spices by hand. Never again!

I will make a Peking Duck again. It's worth it.
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I love my mortar and pestle! I have the marble type, wish it was about twice the size it is cause I'm a messy grinder, but I think the spices and what not keep better in whole form
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I love my mortar and pestle! I have the mjarble type, wish it was about twice the size it is cause I'm a messy grinder, but I think the spices and what not keep better in whole form
Chinese markets & Chinese curio shops have them.
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I had a marble mortar and pestle. Wife moved the cabinet it was in to clean after I had told her not to move it without taking everything out of it. Several things got broken when stuff fell out including the marble pestle. It wasn't the first time she'd broken a bunch of stuff like that. Some of my pottery Olive Oil containers got destroyed the same way. That was years ago and I'm still extremely whizzed.
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Finished curing 4 1/2 pounds of pork loin for Canadian Bacon. Cut it into approx half pound pieces, put in vacuum zipper bags. Got it in the freezer now firming up and in a while I'll take them out and pull a vacuum on the bags. Should be good for a year maybe more depends on how fast it gets used. May go pretty quick.
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