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Endurance Vintage Nutgrinder

Endurance Vintage Nutgrinder grinder for nuts

Kitchen prep work requires some elbow grease; chopping, slicing, mixing and cutting can be hard work. Ah, but the work is worth it when a delicious meal is the result. Still, sometimes cooking can seem like a marathon. One that requires endurance. Such as the Endurance Vintage Nutgrinder.

The 1.25-cup glass jar has a stainless steel hopper and a hand crank for manual nut grinding. It even has measurement markings along the side, so you can keep track of the progress — assuming you don’t stop for a ground nut snack along the way!

March 26, 2014   Comments Off on Endurance Vintage Nutgrinder

Spam Nuts

Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Spam Mac Nuts

What’s more appetizing than Spam? Spam nuts! The Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company makes a bunch of different flavors of macadamia nuts: Black Peppah, Butter Garlic and Herbs, Hula Jalapeno. But really, the only flavor you need to know about is Spam. That’s right. Spam mac nuts. Go nuts, Spam people!

Guess what? The Spam Macadamia Nuts are in stock. Also available in a Spam Gift Set.

PSA: Also available on Amazon, but it is less expensive to get them directly from the company in Hawaii. Plus,then you can add some “peppah” nuts to your order to wash down (or burn away) the taste of Spam!

November 8, 2013   No Comments

Wooden Robot Nutcrackers From Suck UK

Suck UK Wooden Robot Nutcrackers, Large and Small

Little known fact: wind-up robots are powered by cracking nuts. Proof of this is clearly seen above as these two Robot Nutcrackers wait for instructions. Who knew the eventual robot uprising would be so delicious?

These beechwood ‘bots are suitable for cracking small hazelnuts and almonds or large walnuts and are available in Small Red or Large Blue. Luckily for us humans, it doesn’t appear they have automatic operation quite yet, so they’ll need to keep us around for a while to keep feeding them.

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September 30, 2013   No Comments

RSVP Hazel Nut Grinder

RSVP Hazel Nut Grinder

Twist to grind. That’s the idea behind the RSVP Hazel Nut Grinder. The cute grinder gadget is shaped like a little squirrel with the tail operating as the handle. It is made out of cast aluminum, so this little gizmo should make it through many winters to come.

Product Description:
Hazel loves to grind nuts for all your cooking and baking needs. Simple lift of the acorn lid and fill the acorn hopper with shelled nuts such as pecans, walnuts, almonds and peanuts. Grab hold of her fat tail and rotate clockwise to coarsely chop the exact amount of nuts you need. The ground nuts will fall into the glass jar below which has an 8 oz. capacity and features measurements in cups and millimeters. Hazel’s body is made of cast aluminum with a strong steel grinding mechanism inside. Hazel can be washed in mild soap and water and cleaned with a soft brush or sponge, but alas Hazel is leery of dishwashers and she just can’t go there! The glass jar though is dishwasher safe.

June 19, 2012   No Comments

February 26 is World Pistachio Day

February 26 is World Pistachio Day

February 26 is World Pistachio Day

A Global Chance to Celebrate the Wonderful Green Nut and to Take a Closer Look at the Way California Pistachios Are Enjoyed Worldwide

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 26th is World Pistachio Day, so why not take a moment to reflect on the amazing history and modern day health benefits of this wonderful nut? Did you know that pistachios contain only 3-4 calories per nut? They also offer vital nutrients including more than 30 different vitamins, minerals and beneficial phytonutrients making them a great guilt free snack.

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February 26, 2011   No Comments

Work for your nuts

Nutcracker by Blomus

You know who has to work for nutmeat? Squirrels, that’s who. They run around all day and pick up nuts, carrying them in their cheeks. That deserves a reward much more than a walnut (or whatever they eat) can provide. Okay sure, survival may be reward enough on its own, but that’s for squirrels, you are not a squirrel.

However, if you sympathize with the eating and collecting habits of furry rodentia, you too can work for your nuts. The Nutcracker by Blomus may look like a thumbscrew, but it is a torture device of a different nature. Holiday season may commonly feature bowls of mixed nuts everywhere, but it’s going to take you until January to get through them if you crack them one-by-one. Good thing survival doesn’t depend on mixed nuts. (And the fact that the fridge is filled with leftover turkey doesn’t hurt.)

November 30, 2009   No Comments