As I was prepping lunch today, I picked up the pepper mill to freshly grind some black pepper. And as soon as I turned it to grind, the top (bottom?) fell off and landed in a heap on the counter, then rolled onto the floor creating a big pile of peppercorns.

Then it rolled some more. And I ended up with peppercorns everywhere. Then I stepped all over them. And I kicked them. And I crushed them. Then I cried. Then I sneezed. A lot.

I shall forever have peppercorns under my stove and fridge.

Then I vacuumed them up with the Dyson. In case you’re wondering, it grinds spices nicely.

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37 Responses to “I’ve Always Wanted A Spice Grinder.”

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — January 25, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Omg girl I did something like this…with hot tea + sugar water that was the base for homemade kombucha. It exploded ALL over my countertops, into my drawers, and pretty much it took me 6 mos and i am kinda still finding random sugar-ey droplets of sweet tea in crevices.

    At least peppercorns are black and solid!

    But still majorly sucks! Just what you needed :)

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    Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes — January 25, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    Nooo! The rolling is what did you in…

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    Erika @ FoodFitnessFun — January 25, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    Hahaha! I love your humor – always brightens my day. Thanks. :-)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 25, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    so my MIL regifted peppercorns still on the vine…sounds pretty fancy, right? too bad you have to pull them all OFF the vine to even start to grind them! :)

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    Leah @ Why Deprive? — January 25, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    I hate messes like that. You’ll be finding peppercorns in weird places for weeks! Once, I dropped an entire glass canister full of coffee grinds. Lots of fun.

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — January 25, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Pepper makes me sneeze like crazy!!

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    Jess — January 25, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Oh no!! kitchen oopsie :)

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    kelly — January 25, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    I did the same thing with an entire box of quinoa once! I am still sweeping it up and it’s been over 2 months lol :)

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    Tiffany @ Conor & Bella — January 25, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Oh my goodness, I would just cry.

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    Katie — January 25, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    I do crap like that all the time. I once dropped my canister of ground coffee all over the floor. That wasn’t fun. I swept it under my stove. :)

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    BrightBakes — January 25, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    Achoo!! Why do things like this just hafta happen sometimes?
    love,
    cathy b.

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    mary (what's cookin' with mary) — January 25, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    lol!

    you crack me up!! ’tis why vaccuums were invented :)

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — January 25, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    haha, that is quite unfortunate.

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    Gill (snaxandthecity) — January 25, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    welcome to my world of spilling random things in your kitchen :) lol

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    nico — January 25, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    that happened to me once! I was making a stew, and my crappy plastic pepper grinder broke into my stew! It was completely ruined :(

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    Jennifer — January 25, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    The day my pepper mill breaks is a day I will cry and cry, and go straight out a buy another one.

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    Gen — January 25, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

    hahaha
    stuff like that happens to me all of the time! =D

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    Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty — January 25, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    oh no……… I did this once with Chia seeds, they were everywhere, when I tweeted about it, someone said to be careful because they can start to sprout in random places

    … almost a year later, I still find chia seeds in the most random places! hehe

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    Christina — January 25, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    Ahh!! Messes like that in the kitchen make me go crazy! I’d go into a cleaning fit.

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    Elizabeth@The Sweet Life — January 25, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    FINALLY! A practical use for my vacuum cleaner!!

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    ashley@quasichick — January 25, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

    I love that you took pics of it b4 cleaning it up! :)

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    Kristen@PrettySweet — January 25, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

    Those Dysons are multipurpose tools! Ours makes popcorn. ;)

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    Maggie @ Vittles and Bits — January 25, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    Oh NO! Hahaha at least you can laugh about it! Who knew the Dyson had so may uses?

    PS My worst kitchen mess occurred when I was making a marinade in a plastic ziploc, and while I was getting some spices out of the cabinet, the plastic bag tipped itself over and oil leaked EVERYWHERE. Including down a heat vent on the kitchen floor. Whoops!

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    Lisa@ Dishes of Mrs. Fish — January 25, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    Oh my goodness. I’m glad the Dyson took care of it for you. :)

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    Low — January 25, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Oh I’m dying for a Dyson! Sorry about the spillage though. I did that with chocolate chips awhile back. And I cried because it was such a waste of good chocolate.

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    Alaina — January 26, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    Oh no. I hate when that happens. Last week my husband opened the cabinet and didn’t realize that the couscous box was opened. Result: couscous ALL over the counter and inside the cabinet.

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    Hannah — January 26, 2011 @ 12:29 am

    But maybe this will lead to some amazing new kitchen creation, accidentally! Like… white chocolate and butterscotch pepper fudge! Or caramel lime pepper toffees!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — January 26, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    i dropped 2 peppers the other day, and I am STILL finding seeds all over the floor!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — January 26, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    You’re an egg droppin’, pepper grindin’ fool! :)

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    • Jessica — January 26th, 2011 @ 4:26 am

      Hahaha you remember that!

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    Lee Ann L. — January 26, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    Thanks for the laugh! :-)

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    Heather — January 26, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Haha! Love your twist of humor at the end! No use crying over spilled peppercorns, right?

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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe — January 26, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Hahaha, I’ll remember to use my Dyson next time I spill spices!
    I love how you tell us of these negative kitchen things that happen to you too!

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    Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner — January 26, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    Hehe, nice spice grinder! :) Love this!

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    Alisa Fleming — January 26, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    I hate that! Pepper makes me sneeze so badly.

    My spice grinder is the most used appliance in my kitchen! They are so cheap too, like $15 for a good one – you must get one!

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    Sonya — January 27, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    I bought a cheap coffee grinder and it works PERFECT for grinding spices. :) we also have a pepper mill

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