I have a question about the ingredient "ras el hanout, see note above" on the recipe "Moroccan Merguez Ragout with Poached Eggs" from epicureanodyssey.
I am not sure what your question is, but if it is about ras al hanout, you can buy it already made or make it yourself. It is a mixture of spices and in Morocco, each spice shop makes its own blend. Google ras al hanout for recipes.
I have a blend from Bart's that has rose petals in it but we've also made our own.
Homemade harissa is on the site. Search -- upper right corner, using both 'harissa' and 'homemade harissa.'