November 10th, 2011Around the House, LifestyleMelinda 0 Comments

Fifteen years ago, I picked up a coffee grinder at a drugstore for $10.  We are not that committed to coffee grinding and it got pushed to the back of the cabinet.  Then about ten years ago, I started using it again for a variety of uses.  Do you have one in the back of your cabinet?  Below are some ideas of how you can use it.

  • Breadcrumbs – Awesome, right when you need them.
  • Nutmeal – Great when you need a cup or less.
  • Peppercorns – No more messy grind dribble.   Fresh ground is best, so I grind a little each day and put it in my pinch bowl.
  • Kosher salt – Sometimes I like a grind between, coarse and fine.
  • Make “instant” oatmeal out of your gluten free oats.  A few quick pulses, creates a smoother, quicker cooking oatmeal
  • Grind your own herbs and dried chiles – I find myself “fining” herbs and spices like thyme or onion flakes.  I buy whole dry chiles and grind them.  I save over 50% on ancho, guajillo, and poblano powders

Note: For some grinds, you have to pick up your grinder and shake the contents around a bit, I even give it a thump on the counter if needed.



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