The English coined the name allspice in the 1600s when they believed the actual plant to come from the combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. True allspice comes from a fragrant shrub, and the actual preparation involved drying and crushing the berries. However, in a pinch, this recipe can replace the common ingredient in many Caribbean and British cuisines.
1 tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cloves
Combine all the ingredients in a Mortar and use a Pestle to grind them together.
I grew up in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, México, where people either owned cattle ranches or fruit orchards. Much of my work ethic came from working on Rancho La Mesa (my family’s ranch). That ranch also sparked what grew into my wild imagination. I read somewhere that you should write the story you want to read, and that stuck with me. My writing began in sixth grade, around the time I began learning to type.