Anyways, because my husband knew I had to sit in this class all Saturday, he bought me a wonderful present; something I have wanted for a while: a mortar and pestle! This particular one is marble and really heavy. I cannot wait to use it!!!
First thing on the menu: homemade pesto made with fresh basil ($5 for a living basil plant at Tacoma Boys), toasted pine nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, & olive oil. Stay posted for the recipe, as I am planning on making this soon! Thank you Patrick!
PS: he found this at TJMaxx for $7.99. The same one is at World Market for $19.99. You can really find some good kitchen utensils at TJMaxx for a great deal, if you are willing to take the time to look.