tablespoon allspice berries 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg pieces (crack a whole nutmeg with a hammer)
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced ginger (or 2 teaspoons ground ginger).
1. Put allspice, nutmeg, peppercorns and thyme in a spice or coffee grinder and grind to a fine powder.
2. Mix in remaining ingredients and use immediately. To use later, omit garlic and ginger and store in a tightly covered container; add garlic and ginger immediately before using.
Yield: About 1/4 cup.