If you're like me, you love a good cup of coffee. Coffee lovers will unite Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Market for the North Market Coffee Roast. Thirteen local roasters will be participating in the event including our friends at Thunderkiss Coffee. Throughout the day there will be coffee roast demonstrations, practice time with Baristas, live music, demonstrations and much more. At North Market Spices, we offer coffee lovers several options. Want to cook with coffee? … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's day is only two days away. You have your green outfit ready to go, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" or "Danny Boy" are downloaded to your iPod, your favorite Irish beer has been purchased...but what are you going to cook to celebrate this fun day? How about cabbage stew? It's quick and easy and sure to impress your guests. Pick up on of our packets of Cabbage Patch Spice ($2.99) combine the packet with: - Water - Shredded head of cabbage -Whatever else tickles your fancy You now … [Read more...]

Chili Time

While the groundhog told us spring would soon arrive, it certainly hasn't made it to Columbus, yet. It's been cold, spitting snow and gray. That means it's perfect chili weather! Here at North Market Spices, LTD we have a great house-made chili seasoning.  It's designed to be all the seasoning you need to make mouth watering chili.  It's quick and easy. Here's my recipe that's sure to have folks asking you for more: - Brown 1 lb ground beef - Mix in 1/3 to 1/5 cup of chili spice to taste (I … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Fired Up!

Tomorrow, February 16, officially starts the North Market's Fiery Foods weekend.  From unique vendors to fiery foods cooking and eating contests plus kids activities and live music there's something for everyone. Want to be a part of this hot weekend? From homemade Guacamole and Salsa contests to fiery food eating contests there's plenty of ways for folks to get in on the action. I'll be participating in the Chef Chili Challenge again this year. My goal is to come home with the title of … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa

Well, it's January in Ohio which means one day the weather is 60 degrees and sunny and the next it's 15 degrees and snowing. Looking for a way to warm up on those cold days or a sweet treat on the warm ones? One of our two Instant Hot Cocoas should do the trick. While we might think of hot cocoa as a fun treat, the beverage has a long history. Around 2,000 years ago, the Mayas were believed to have created the first chocolate beverage.  By 1400 it was an essential part of Aztec culture. After … [Read more...]