Pickled Strawberries – Dark Chocolate / Espresso

Strawberries are at their peak here in Central Ohio. With the North Market Farmers Market just outside our door. We picked up a few beautiful pints from Franklinton Gardens.  More than we could eat in a few days. So...we created... Dark 'Spresso Van Strickleberries! Huh? What in the heck is that. Strawberries "pickled" in a mix of Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar, Espresso Balsamic Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar and water. Spiced with whole White Peppercorns, Cardamom and Vanilla. We like … [Read more...]

Mexican Food

In early May we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas and our favorite Mexican dishes. However, the enjoyment of amazing Mexican food doesn't have to end there! All year Fajita, Taco and two Adobo seasonings are available along with all types of chilis and epazote. For this year's Apron Gala at the North Market we made pork butt carnitas. They were smoked for 12 hours, then put in the oven to braise at 200 for another 12 hours in beer. We served it with all the toppings, too! Pico, … [Read more...]

Time for BBQ

I don't know about you but I love a good BBQ! Here at North Market Spices, we have several options for you to spice up your next BBQ. Hot and Mild Southern BBQ Rubs: These two rubs have a variety of spices using paprika as the base with brown sugar, granulated sugar, cumin, chili powders of various kinds, garlic, ground black pepper, kosher salt and garlic. Smoke, Spice & Everything Nice: The inspiration came from our Applewood Smoked Sea Salt. The goal was to let everyone experience … [Read more...]

Storing Your Spices

"What's the best way to store spices?" This is a question I hear frequently. While many people have differing suggestions, here are my tips: 1. Keep your herbs and spices in a space away from frequent light and heat: Sometimes people store their spices in clear jars out on their counter or even on their stove. Light and fluctuating temperatures quickly kill the potency of your spices. To help maintain their flavor, store your herbs and spices in air-tight containers in a cool, dark space. 2. … [Read more...]

Hemp Seeds

Last month we began carrying hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are a nutritional powerhouse; packed with protein, essential fatty acids, omegas, amino acids, dietary fiber, iron, calcium and antioxidants.  You can use them in cereal, salad, cookies, crackers, baking, smoothies, yogurt, hemp milk, bread, fruit salad and vegetables. Here's a fun (and healthy) recipe we found on the blog Skinnytaste.com using hemp seeds in a smoothie: Mango Banana Superfood Green Smoothie Servings: 2 • Size: 16 oz … [Read more...]