While at Bed Bath and Beyond, I browsed some of the kitchen items. I've been meaning to get a mortar and pestle for a while, and found a relatively cheap ceramic mortar and pestle.
From what I've read, mortar and pestles are wonderful for crushing vegetables and spices, so I tried making some pesto with it.
In order to make the pesto, I first crushed some fresh basil, garlic, and pine nuts. I then blended some cheese and olive oil with it, and made some fresh pesto!
If you have any fun ideas for recipes involving a mortar and pestle, let me know!