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In my Austin kitchen, I had my spices in two cabinets above my stove; I wrote about it in great detail. In my new kitchen, my spices now live in a wide, deep drawer. I slapped labels on the lids and arranged them in very, very rough alphabetical clusters. I’m slowly learning where things are so I can put my hands on them without thinking about it too much. Note that salt and garlic powder, which I use all the time, are just plunked in the lower right hand corner. Conveniently, the drawer directly above this one holds my measuring spoons. My new kitchen is so efficient!
In honor of my new Vermont kitchen, I thought I’d share one of my favorite spice blends from Well Fed 2: Sunrise Spice. It tastes great mixed into ground pork or beef to make a quick “sausage,” or sprinkled into sautéed cabbage for an Eastern European touch. I recently used it to season a batch of salmon cakes which I then drizzled with a tiny bit of Vermont maple syrup when I ate them. Delectable!
A little bit Russian, a little bit Central European, this spice blend is cozy and spicy-sweet without being hot. Think of it as a jazzed-up version of cinnamon—the Catherine the Great of your spice cabinet, bestowing a touch of the Golden Age on whatever you’re cooking.
From scrambled eggs to sweet potatoes to beef stew, sprinkle it generously whenever you want to add a regal touch to savory dishes.
Sunrise Spice from Well Fed 2
Makes 1/4 cup | Prep 5 minutes | Whole30 compliant
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground marjoram
1 teaspoon coarse (granulated) garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Measure all of the spices into a medium bowl and mix with a fork until combined.
Transfer the spice blend to an airtight container and sprinkle into your cooking for a sweet touch of spice to brighten your day.
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