Utilitario Mexicano is a partnership of Libia Moreno and Enrique Arellano, dedicated to searching, choosing and selecting Mexican objects: useful and beautiful tool that have traditionally been part of Mexican life. It is an endless search for utensils and objects in danger of extinction that make up a collection of "creole" artifacts, somewhere between the industrial and the artisan.
Use these cubes for cooling beverages or cocktails/alcohlic drinks
Materials: volcanic stone
Care: Always wash using only hot water and a brush. avoid using soap and detergents. Dry with a paper towel before storage. Suitable for stove, oven, and direct fire. NOT Suitable for the microwave or dishwasher. Always keep inside freezer.
First use, preparation, and seasoning
Firmly wash the mortar & pestle inside and outside using a brush or sponge with hot water and soap. Allow to naturally dry out completely.
Portion out a small amount of raw white rice and thick salt to get a fine dust. Do it by rotating the utensil onto the base as if you are applying force while kneading bread. Continue rotating until the interior pourous surface of the mortar & pestle is covered.
Wash using only water and then leave the stone to dry naturally.