Today's tip: When re-filling a pepper mill, whether you are using a funnel, a paper cone or a plastic bag with a corner cut out, you may still experience peppercorns escaping, bouncing, ricocheting and landing all over the kitchen floor. Where, if they don't trip you, they at least look disgustingly like rodent droppings.
I used to put the pepper mill inside a bowl, but that did not seem to discourage ricocheting. Ceramic encourages ricocheting, in fact.
Tonight I put the pepper mill inside a paper coffee filter. Voila. No bouncing of the stray peppercorns. And it was easy to load the strays back into the pepper mill.
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- This is me enjoying a limoncello in Rome on the last night of our trip to Italy. Funny thing is, I don't really like limoncello that much, but thought it would be great in a dessert. And wouldn't you know, The Barefoot Contessa just did a great fruit salad with limoncello. So now I can't. Oh, well.