Japanese 7 Spice – Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi Togarashi is a blend of 7 spices popular in Japan. I use it to rim Bloody Mary and Tomato Water Martini glasses. It’s the perfect spicy blend to compliment the tomato flavors in the cocktails. Simply rub a lemon or lime wedge around the rim of the cocktail glass. Place the Togarashi on a […]

What’s my favorite spice in my spice cabinet? Pink Peppercorns

One of the spices I use the most often is pink peppercorns. Although they look like black peppercorns, pink peppercorns are not pepper at all. They’re actually the ripe berries of the Peruvian (schinus molle) and Brazilian (schinus terebinthifolius) pepper trees. They have a bit of citrusy chili flavor. Do not put pink peppercorns in […]

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