Makes ½ cup

Paula Cofman and Rafca Cardoos, co-owners of To Dine For, a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern take-out shop in Hull, mix their own spice blends to use as a rub on baked chicken, grilled beef, or in rice dishes.

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3 ounces ground allspice
3 ounces ground
cinnamon
3 ounces ground cloves
3 ounces ground nutmeg
6 ounces ground black pepper

1. In a bowl, combine the allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper.

2. Mix until thoroughly blended; store in an airtight container. Adapted from
To Dine For