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Monday, October 04, 2021

Memory Lane....

 Who remembers this?....This was my worst nightmare!






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  1. And people swear that using grinding stone stew dey sweet pass blender own..Anyway we never used this at home

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    1. My father in law still has this in his house. In fact they still use it. Was their last month,and was told to use it to blend what i wanted. Me i just walked away biko. Can't be going back in time.

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    2. Omg! I've been looking for this to buy. My mom taught me how to grind everything on it.

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    3. I have it and I still use it once in a while when I want to make akara.

      It's easier for me now because it's just little beans I use it for unlike then when I was grinding beans for a minimum of 5people.

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  2. Would you be surprised if I tell you my mum still has it? Not only have it, she uses it. I have personally bought her blenders but when it comes to her banku and fish; she must grind her pepper on this.🀦‍♀️

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  3. I know this but i dont know how to use it.

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  4. Ha! The good old days! My mum refused to buy blender that year under the myth that blender would spoil the taste. Now she has changed.

    Thank God for blender o

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  5. Eweooooo!.....I still use this though, pepper grinded with stone tastes heavenly.

    Omo ilota(grinding stone)

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  6. Grinding stone. Na when you use am grind ogbono you you go know how far. Thank God for technology oooh

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    1. Ogbono?

      Chei

      It is beans, egusi and tomoatoe/pepper I know

      Ogbono go be like employment!

      Women don suffer chai

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    2. The grinding of beans and egusi that year was horror.

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  7. We don't use it in my place

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  8. I was taught in medical school that this up there was a good source of minerals; calcium, iron, magnesium etc. for the rural people that use this method of grinding.
    And it is a very good practice. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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  9. We still have it in my house

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  10. Stress Ke? Me that is still looking for the original grinding stone here in Abuja. The ones i do see, the baby (smaller one) is just too small for my liking. If i grind egusi for you with this grinding stone ehn...come add onions.

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    1. Special flavor it will have. It tastes differently in a sweet way.

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    2. Anony 14:11, are you there?

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    3. Yes na. It takes care of every single seed, that's how the original home flavor is made.
      🀫🀫
      Grandma secret recipe

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  11. Very stressful to use. I never liked it abeg.

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  12. Growing up, I was the house grinder. I spent a better part of the watchnights( Christmas's and newyear) grinding cause my dad will never eat anything that comes out from a grinding machine. It was fun though cause that was when I got free time to gossip with friends.

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    1. Lol. I was the compound grinder way back in fadeyi, Lagos. The grinding stone was put there by the landlady. Everyone had access to it. People will queue with their pepper or egusi for me to grind. If your pepper too plenty, i go send you back. The day my father noticed, he went to buy pepper and tomatoes meant for soup and gave me to grind. He wanted to teach me a lesson. That day ehn, i grind pepper tire.

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    2. Abionah you're funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  13. I use to love this but I now find it stressful.
    The outcome always taste good.

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  14. We still have this at home but a bit bigger and deeper..this was our blender those days when growing up,we blend every on this stone..even my cousins normally come to use ours cos of the housing we built for it so it can be well balanced while grinding

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  15. My aunties used it but I think they faded away with the old millennium. I was probably too young to notice the difference in taste but one must wonder, in a mansion with over twenty human beings living in it, how many days will it take one to make ordinary stew? Thank God for technology. The moment blenders and food processors hit the market, that was it. I'll ask my aunty if they still have their stone for me to obtain for history sake.

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    1. Something that should have been left in the flintstones era.
      Nigerians and suffered are 5&6.

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  16. Hehehe... I be expert for this one. Na me dey grind whenever the need arises at . Chai our own even have this iron handle. When i finish grinding, wash and place it against the wall to dry the water.

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    1. You get am, ours too has that iron bars to carry with.
      It's in my mum's kitchen till date, the only thing she uses it for now is to lightly peel beans for moimoi and akara.

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  17. Was surprised when one Yoruba girl travelled all the way from lagos to bayelsa for nysc with that stone, still carried it with her when leaving

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  18. lol...we had this way back and it was not my favorite chore at all...we had a housegirl and cousins who always lived with us but as a woman you must not spoil so my mum still gave us our chores to do..lol..when blender came we used it for only dry pepper, ogbono and egusi...we dont have any in the house again sha

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  19. My mom have it till date, and we use it when there no NEPA light. I remembered using ilota to grind beans for akara, the taste is yummy and different compare to when blender is used.

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    1. My mum doesn't use it again but my sistervand I have it here in lagos. She bought it for us as wedding gift

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  20. We still have it in my house. I just used it now sef for pepper and onion.

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  21. I bought two big ones from Amazon and one from naija . I still use them here …I taught my husband how to use it .

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    1. I must but when I travel for school next year

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  22. We had one but l couldn’t use it. For some reason, l just couldn’t roll the stone. Nor be today my hand stiff. I just kukuma blend all my things in the market. Soon everyone stopped using it and began to grind everything in the market also

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  23. Am 34yrs with 3kids and still use it, is just fun. I taught my kids too and they love it.
    I have 2 blenders, but to me this is easy and handy for me, is positioned just beside my cooker, while blenders are up the kitchen cabinet. Hahahaha. When I used it for otazi, ogili and crayfish for nsala soup. E don set be that.

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  24. My mama trained all of us how to use this thing.. From my brothers down to Lastborn! I hated the smell of rodo (pepper) anytime i use it tho.

    E still dey our veranda till date and my mum still use it once a while despite having a blender.

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  25. Even when I was in sixth form, I used it. A young woman who came to visit her friend in our compound was very surprised to see me at it. Obviously she had never seen a young man at such chore.

    I believe the food tastes better because lesser quantity of water is used. In some cases, no water.

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  26. Commonly used in the south-south/west.
    Mostly by the urobos..

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  27. We still used it last week when I travelled home, grinding pepper for beans with this stone,gives it a special taste.it is also good for egusi hmmmm brought back memories

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