Kitchen Gadgets – Spice and Nut Grinders

I own a Cuisinart Spice and Nut Grinder which  is very handy to have when I need finely ground herbs and spices for a recipe.  If you grow a lot of herbs like I do this is a “must have” in your kitchen.  The picture on the right is my KitchenAid coffee grinder which I only use for coffee – do not want to mix herbs with my freshly ground coffee beans so I have two grinders.

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Recently I made some lavender sugar to add to my brownie recipe.  I only needed 1 tsp. lavender buds ground up with 1 tbsp. sugar but I had to double the recipe to get the mixture to grind up finely.  The light blue color in the picture below is  the lavender sugar.  You cannot taste the lavender but they sure did taste good; one of those “secret”  ingredients that makes a recipe special.  See my post Chocolate Lavender Brownies.

 

I also have a Kitchen Gadget – Mortars and Pestles when you just want your herbs crushed.

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