Mix and sniff (mmmm)

Five spice powder coming together

Every once in a while you need to try something creative you’ve never tried before—but it doesn’t have to be a big something.

Today, I made five-spice powder. Actually, I only ground the star anise and fennel seeds. The others were already powder that I could just stir in.

Still, it should be five-space powder, I think, as in five spaces* in your kitchen—or more!—will get powdered in your grinding and mixing activities.

* In my case, two counters (all I have), the floor, the table, and my hands. Plus, a mortar and pestle (also producing one palm blister), the food processor, another bowl, the fine-mesh strainer…see, it mounts up!

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