Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Daily Grind

This is my pepper mill:

I've had it for, oh, maybe 25 years. It produces--with some effort and grunting and a slightly elevated sense of annoyance--a grind like this:

Some big pieces, some smaller. Meh. It's what I knew. What I was used to.

Recently I was with Lovely Daughter #1 in that Temple of Domestication known as Bed, Bath, & Beyond. She found me this grinder:

It is big and beautiful and--with very little effort--produces a find grind, like this:

With a simple twist of a knob, it produces a coarse grind, like this:

It is head and shoulders better than my old, wimpy, annoying grinder.

And it only took me 25 years to realize I deserved a better grinder. Thank you, LD#1!


  1. Don't you just love it when that happens?!

  2. I'm glad she was with me to kick me a little and make me realize it was high time to upgrade!

  3. Oh the joys of a working pepper mill as my hubby keeps complaing about ours. Maybe I should follow your lead and buy a new one. Does it really bring peace and tranquility to the home? lol
    Misty and Pets

  4. This makes us want to eat a salad!! Yummy!



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