Wholespice Old Bay Seasoning
4 whole bay leaves
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp white peppercorns
2 tsp celery seed
3 whole cloves
1 allspice berry
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp mustard seed
1/8 tsp freshly grated cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground mace
Combine all ingredients in spice grinder. Grind until finely ground. Store tightly covered in dark cool place in airtight container. You can vary the spice amounts according to your taste. Take a sniff of this mixture when it's done and add more of any of the ingredients. You can also add cardamom and nutmeg to this blend if you'd like.