Spice House

’Tis the season for baking, and everything from gingerbread cookies to pumpkin pie calls for ground or grated nutmeg. Though you can buy preground nutmeg, there is nothing like fresh. And Microplane has a tool that makes grating fresh nutmeg a cinch: the Grate-N-Shake stainless steel grater. The small hand-held rasp has a box attached to its underside to catch all the delicate shavings. Just slide the grater off and measure out the quantity you need from the box below, or shake the nutmeg onto your favorite winter drink.

Grate-N-Shake, $9.95