Quatre Epices (Four Spices)

This quartet of spices is commonly used in French cooking. Use the spice mixture for grilling pork, beef, lamb, or poultry. Also use creatively in sauces, soups, or egg dishes.

1/3 cup peppercorns (half white and half black)
4 teaspoons ground ginger
4 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon whole cloves

Put the spices into a blender or electric spice mill and grind them to a fine powder. Pack the mixture into a small jar with tight fitting lid. Store jar in a cool cupboard or pantry away from heat and light.

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