EVERYTHING SPICE

cup sesame seeds

cup sunflower seeds

2 tbsp. poppy seeds

2 tsp. nigella seeds

tsp. caraway seeds

2 tsp. dried onion flakes

2 tsp. dried garlic flakes

2 tsp. sea salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread sesame and sunflower seeds in a pie pan and bake, shaking twice, until light golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

In a frying pan over medium heat, toast the following in turn until fragrant and slightly darker, and add to bowl: poppy seeds, 5 minutes; nigella seeds, 2 minutes; caraway seeds, 1 minute.

Stir in dried onion flakes, dried garlic flakes and sea salt. Stir before using.

Use on everything. Try toast, scrambled eggs, vegetables, chicken, fish and toasted bagel with cream cheese.

Recipe from Ox Restaurant in Portland, Ore., via Sunset Magazine.

Marlene Parrish

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette