Taken from "Celebrations on the Bayou", published in 1989 by the Junior League of my home town, Monroe, Louisiana. There are lots of blackeye pea dip recipes out there, but this one really stands out from the crowd. Please don't let the long and quirky ingredients list dissuade you; this dip is quick and easy to make and the flavor is just exceptional. Let me put it this way: I brought this to a neighborhood party once, and three years later one of the men asked me if I would make that "weird blackeye pea dip that was so danged good" again. A good ole boy in overalls doesn't remember a dip he had at a party three years ago for no reason. I wish I had invented this dip.