And since I'd been given a quart freezer bag full of tasty Louisiana pecans, I thought I'd go for it. I must say that kind of gift is certainly generous and so very welcome. Then pancakes it is with chopped pecans.
That's when I remembered a handy little chopper/grinder tucked in the top of my spice cabinet. Let me tell you about this little grinder. It's "forever" old, as I usually tag any object that's made it through thick and thin with me. I remember buying this in a hardware store near my childhood home. One of those stores we wish we could still visit for any and everything from a Phillips screwdriver to a new blender. Huffman's Hardware has long since closed its doors as many establishments of its kind. Much to the sorrow of its customers I might add. I miss that sort of familiar way the owners had with their patrons; the open door that holds promise of a cup of coffee with the clerk and the latest news of the day. My little kitchen implement is a treasure to me. It's older than my child but still looks as good as the day I bought it. And more importantly, it works.
|Grinder with pecans|
Turning the handle one way or the other determines the size of the pecan pieces. So neat.
|Grinding niches for small or large bits|