Spices for Christmas/Gewürze zu Weihnachten

Suddenly a range of spices have become easier to find. This would have been the place to get mace for my pork pies a few weeks ago. Speculatius-Gewürz speculatius spice Lebkuchen-Gewürz Lebkuchen spice Nelken cloves Muskatblüte/Macis mace Anis anise (probably star anise) Pottasche potassium carbonate Hirschhornsalz hartshorn, ammonium carbonate Kardamom cardamom The misleadingly named London Eats blog has something about Hirschhornsalz here:
Biscuits made, I did a little research on this stinky but effective raising agent. Ammonium carbonate was originally known by the more poetic name salt of hartshorn, and was apparently derived from the horns of the male red deer (!). If you’re worried this might be cruel, I’m happy to note the antlers appear in the spring and are naturally shed each year, and in any event, these days you buy the chemical powder in stores ...
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