The Grains of Paradise I ordered from the Spice House arrived yesterday. I must have been a little wacky; I ordered a whole pound of the little guys. They're smaller than peppercorns; about the size of black mustard seeds. When crushed, the interior is white. I didn't receive them in time for dinner, but of course I sampled them. They're very aromatic and deliciously hot. I can't wait to do a crust of them on some tuna. Nature Boy, you'd LOVE this spice! Gee, I wish you lived next door, I'd schlep some over for you to try right away. Unfortunately, I have NO time to Egg in the next few days.
Gretl[p]p.s. I showed Jim the group picture including him that you posted yesterday (EggFest Update II) and said, "Oh, look! Jerry Garcia!" Yeah. I think he's going to join a health club and get some Grecian Formula or Just for Men real soon! ;-)