Garlic – Three Ways

North Market Spices Garlic comes in three different preparations. Powdered, Granulated and Minced. All versions are California grown. Why American Garlic over Chinese Garlic? Informal taste tests with chefs have found the California Garlic to be more flavorful. In Brix tests, it was discovered that California garlic is about 42% solid and Chinese garlic is only about 37% solid, meaning that California garlic is denser and heavier. The lab also measured allicin, the compound in garlic that gives … [Read more...]

Spiced Apple Butter – Two Kinds

Fall brings us wonderful apples here in Central Ohio. Reminds me of simpler times when we'd go apple picking in the morning, then make big batches of apple butter to remind of us fall's fun through the winter. I had a bit of fun adding some new flavors to the traditional apple butter handed down from my mom. Since we are also somewhat of chili fanatics at North Market Spices a plan was baked to use our Chipotle Apple Pie Spice Blend in one batch. The other batch, Pumpkin Pie Spice based … [Read more...]

Spring Time! – Pickled Ramps

Spring Time, woohoo. Here in Central Ohio we have some great foragers that found us a lot of ramps. To the tune of 5lbs worth. What to do with so many ramps? We want to enjoy them for as long as possible. When we have abundance, we pickle. This recipe is easy to scale. It’s currently based on 5lb of ramps. The yield is 4 – 16oz jars. Ingredients: 5 Lbs Ramps 3 Cups Water 2 Cups White Vinegar 1 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar 3 Tbsp Sonoma Sea Salt 1.5 Cups Sugar For Each Jar … [Read more...]

Golden Milk

The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits 600 potential health benefits of turmeric, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Additional benefits: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic,analgesic,. Boosts immunity. Anti-carcinogenic. Helps maintain cholesterol levels. Promotes digestive health. Liver detoxifier. Regulates … [Read more...]

Customer Recipes – Lemon Lavender Ice Cream

Long time North Market Spices customer Ron Poole sent us this recipe.  Ice Cream Maker is not required!   Lemon Lavender Ice Cream “Where is fancy bred … in the heart or in the head?” Taken from William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice – (but Gene Wilder says it better in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”)   Aside from its wonderful products and great prices, the Short North’s Spice Market is a great source of inspiration for any cook.  A particular trip to the … [Read more...]