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Friday, May 12, 2017

Giveaway: Sweese Mortar and Pestle

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

When we cook, we love to use fresh herbs and aromatic spices. We have moved on from using prepacked dried herbs and factory ground spices. Why? Because there is a huge taste difference.

Grinding your own herbs and spices means that you, and not some far away factory, are bringing out all the fresh flavors and oils. This delicious freshness will add so much more flavor to your dishes as it has to ours. Here's just a few of the items that we grind by hand: rosemary, anise, cloves, celery seed, cinnamon, allspice, red pepper...there are so many that we grind ourselves freshly for each meal that we cook.

Over the years, we have tried out quite a few mortar and pestle sets, but none can compare to the latest set that I have received. It's a porcelain mortar and pestle set from Sweese. With the porcelain mortar and a wood pestle, we find that we can more easily do a finer grind. The pestle is made of high quality original wood, healthy to use.

We find that this set not big and heavy. It's the perfect smaller size so we can grind just the amount that we need more simply. It can be used for grinding and crushing herbs, grains, spices, nuts, roots, tea or pills. This is an easy way to make sauces and dressings for dinner, or rice and vegetable paste for your baby. Pour out your ingredients confidently with the convenient pour spout.

Because the mortar is made of pure porcelain, it is stain-free, easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Since the pestle is made from wood, it does need to be hand washed. As with all my wooden kitchen tools and boards, I do, from time to time, use butcher block oil on them to keep them in top condition.

Using a mortar and pestle could not be easier. It's very simple and actually satisfying to use.

  1. Put your ingredients in the mortar and hold the mortar in place with one hand.
  2. Hold the pestle in your other hand with a firm but comfortable grip.
  3. Press the rounded end of the pestle down onto the ingredients and roll it against the mortar while applying firm pressure.
  4. Grind your herbs or spices until you have the grind that you desire.
Grinding your own herbs and spices brings a flavor and aroma to your meals that just can't be beat. A Sweese Mortar and Pestle set will help give your families better tasting meals.


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Exceptional Quality Prescription Glasses At Affordable Prices

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Are you looking for inexpensive prescription glasses that come with an affordable price tag? Then you need to get yours at

My husband has a very tricky eyeglass prescription as he has an astigmatism in both eyes, and because of that, the optometrist charges quite a bit for them. Since he is a residential contractor, a hands-on man, he does tend to go through his eyeglasses much quicker than what we would like. Getting inexpensive prescription eyeglasses that are quality made, and, of course, stylish frames is a goal of ours.

Where do we go to get his prescription eyeglasses?  We go to Here we are assured that his glasses will come to us with the lenses ground to perfection with stylish frames. (I swear he actually loves getting the latest styles every year.)

This year's frames that he chose is Douglas Aviator. What a bargain these frames were for only $29.95. These frames are made of a high quality acetate material. The fashionable tortoise color and vintage aviator design adds a dash of mystery to a buttoned-down, professional look. One thing he really likes about these frames are the spring hinges.

What's also included in the frames? Single vision lenses! That's right. That tricky prescription of my husband's is included in the price of the glasses frames.

How were the lenses? This year my husband updated his prescription, and did the mose exceptional job at getting his lenses correct! From the first moment he put them on, these glasses were perfection. He didn't even have any adjustment time. They fit him perfectly, and he is very very happy with the comfort of these frames.

Included in the price of the frames is a  $129.00 Value FREE package

  • Single Vision Lenses (which I already mentioned)
  • Anti-Scratch Coating
  • Protective Case - very nice!
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

My husband's prescription eyeglasses were of exceptional quality. Just think of the perfection in your own prescription lenses that you can get from - all with stylish top quality frames with optical technicians that will inspect your eyeglasses extensively before they are delivered. 

GlassesShop is an American owned and operated online retailer of  eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, and reading glasses. Since the website launch in 2004, they have delivered over a million pairs of eyeglasses while maintaining their standard of providing the highest quality at affordable prices.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Whimsical Wine Glasses for Mom from DuVino - Mother's Day Gift Idea

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Looking for a distinctive whimsical gift for mom? I got a perfect gift for my mom that is practical and will make her laugh while thinking of me whenever she uses it - a fun wine glass from DuVino.

Isn't this cute? My mom will always remember that she is queen of her castle when she sips her evening wine. From DuVino, these quality wine glasses will surely give your mom a smile, too.

I am very happy with the quality of the DuVino wine glass that I received for my mom. It came well packed in an attractive white box that would be easy to wrap to ensure that it would not break during shipment. The stem is thin and elegant, but the glass of the cup is not thin. It holds a generous 12.75 ounces. It is dishwasher safe, but I, and my mom, prefer to hand wash our stemware.

So if you are looking for a whimsical Mother's Day gift, look no further than DuVino wine glasses. Buy DuVino Today at Amazon! Available with Prime Shipping.

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