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...]

Satan’s Asparagus – Hellishly Yummy

Spring's tender young Asparagus are waning, to prolong our enjoyment we concocted Satan's Asparagus. Barrel & Bottle, a North Market neighbor, introduced us to Fire Cider. We just knew that a pairing was in order. Asparagus procured from Blossom Acres, an Amish farm in Coshocton, OH that proudly grow a  wide variety of all non-GMO crops without the use of commercial chemicals, pesticides or herbicides.  A quick walk home, the days Farmers Market haul cleaned and stored it's time to … [Read more...]

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...]