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Thanksgiving Side Dish Round Up

Happy Thanksgiving! Do you know what you’re going to be serving up? If you’re still waiting for some last minute inspiration, here it is. Throughout the month of November, we’ve been featuring a number of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. In this series, we listed an array of delicious recipes that use a selection of our fresh quality spices and herbs. Our hope was to pull you out of your Turkey Day rut and encourage you to try something new, tasty, and inspired from your local spice shop.

Here is a quick recap of each recipe including our Fall Apple Chutney, Spice Roasted Chickpeas, and Beer Jelly Spread Over Crackers.

Fall Apple Chutney

This spicy and sweet seasonal side dish is a colorful and flavorful addition to any Thanksgiving spread. Used as a condiment with turkey or spread over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers, this Old Town Spice Shop favorite will soon become one of your favorites, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spice Roasted Chickpeas

Make room for a tasty little snack that will deliciously hold your guests over until the main course makes its appearance. Our spice roasted chickpeas are so easy, you’ll have time for an extra glass of wine or to sit down and watch the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beer Jelly Spread Over Crackers

Here’s a lovely appetizer that will hold your guests over until the big meal. Our Old Town Spice Shop Beer Jelly Spread over crackers with a soft cheese, perhaps from one of our favorite local cheese shops, The Welsh Rabbit. Just make sure not to eat too many. You need to save room for the turkey after all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From everyone here at Old Town Spice Shop, we hope you have a lovely and delicious Thanksgiving meal with your friends and family. We invite everyone to taste the difference that fresh spices and herbs, blends, seasoning, teas and other products can make in your life. Take this opportunity to smell, taste, ask questions and have an adventure as you get to know the finest local spice shop in Northern Colorado. And don’t forget the gift of culinary creativity this Holiday Season. Old Town Spice Shop has the best Holiday gifts for foodies and food lovers around.

Join Us for a Cup of Coffee and Let’s Get Hopped Up

We love a steamy hot Cup O’ Joe here at Old Town Spice Shop which is why we’ve created our very own line of specialty coffees called Hopped Up Coffee. You see, we’re more than just a Fort Collins Spice Shop, we’re also coffee connoisseurs. But our coffee isn’t just your run-of-the-mill java. Hopped Up Coffee is a single-origin coffee, blended with various hops and malted barley to add the texture and sweetness of various beer styles.

Intrigued yet? We thought so.

We work with a number of awesome local breweries including New Belgium, Odell, Horse & Dragon, Purpose Brewing, DC Oakes, Intersect, Maxline, Zwei and others to help create our line of mouthwatering flavors. For all of our Hopped Up Coffees, we suggest brewing 2 Tbsp of coffee per 8 oz cup of water in a french press. For drip coffee, brew half a pot. Also, we thought we should mention that Hopped Up Coffee does not come in a whole bean due to the fact that there are a number of ingredients in it that cannot be ground at home without specialized equipment; it’s ground to best suit a french press

We’ve got a number of hop-tastic flavors to choose from so you can be sure to find the perfect blend for you or the beer lover in your life. Here’s quick rundown of our Hopped Up Flavors:

Black IPA – This coffee blend brings flavors of fresh roasted coffee, floral, and citrus hops paired with various varieties of roasted barley to create the perfect combination of sweetness and body synonymous with a black IPA.

Chocolate Peppermint Porter – This seasonal coffee available November and December offers flavors of fresh roasted coffee, chocolate, and a hint of hops naturally sweetened with candy cane. Paired with a variety of roasted barley that adds a hint of sweetness with the body of a porter, this blend will get you in the holiday spirit.

Chocolate Stout – Our chocolate stout coffee is a mouthwatering combination of fresh roasted coffee with hints of hops, paired with roasted barley and cocoa nibs that create a wonderful chocolate aroma and flavor.

Pumpkin Ale – Another seasonal selection only available throughout the month of October, our pumpkin ale coffee is made of freshly roasted coffee, malted barley, hops and a hint of pumpkin spice. It’s autumn in a cup and you’re going to love it.

Scottish Ale – One of our favorites, hands down, our Scottish Ale blend offers a fusion of fresh roasted coffee, buscuitty, and honey malts with a hint of Cascade hops. This one will be sure to get you going in the morning.  

Winter Warmer – And last but not least is our Winter Warmer, available only during the winter months. This blend consists of fresh roasted coffee and a hint of hops paired with a variety of roasted barley to add a bit of sweetness and body. Then we added a splash of cocoa and orange to bring the flavor of winter to your coffee cup every morning.

Come on into the Old Town Spice Shop, a local independent Fort Collins Spice Shop at 130A S. College in Old Town Fort Collins to check out our selection of Hopped Up Coffees and perhaps take a whiff of their mouthwatering aromas. Or order online here.

We invite everyone to taste the difference that fresh spices and herbs, blends, seasoning, teas and other products can make in your life. Take this opportunity to smell, taste, ask questions and have an adventure as you get to know the finest local spice shop in Northern Colorado. And don’t forget the gift of culinary creativity this Holiday Season. Old Town Spice Shop has the best Holiday gifts for foodies and food lovers near and far.

Enjoying the Adventure: Introducing the Old Town Spice Shop Blog!

Since we opened our doors in 2010, Old Town Spice Shop has been committed to providing Northern Colorado with the highest quality spices, teas, coffee, blends and seasonings, salts, sugars, extracts, and peppers in the country. But our passion for flavor and freshness started a lot earlier than that.

In 1985 our family, the Godbey family, moved to Colorado. We fell in love with the mountains, plains and the amazing people of the Front Range. Eventually schools, jobs, marriages, grandchildren followed which has resulted in a permanent home for our family in an area that we have completely fallen in love with.

We soon realized that while there was an array of phenomenal restaurants scattered throughout the front range, what was missing was a shop where people could buy fresh spices and blends tailored to the Colorado way of life. In September in 2010 we decided to open up our very own spice shop. What followed was in intense time of research – we looked into every spice shop we could find, including making trips to spice shops across the country to see what information we could glean. We even looked into several franchises but came to the conclusion that in order for us to partner with our community the way that we truly wanted to, we needed to be more flexible than any franchise would allow us to be.

We decided to build our own business that would better serve the people and lifestyle of the Fort Collins area in a truly delicious and local way. From conception to opening day only took 65 days. We opened our original Old Town Spice Shop on December 3, 2010 at 220 Linden Street and later moved to our current location at 130A South College Ave on February 26, 2014.

Thus began an amazing partnership with foodies and food lovers across Northern Colorado. This is our business and our passion. Our large variety of products allows us to serve everyone, from the person that says they can’t cook to gourmet chefs. And we’ll be speaking to each of you across the spectrum within this blog.

The Old Town Spice Shop blog will be published regularly and will cover a wide variety of topics including:

  • Products available in our store and online
  • New Products on our shelves
  • Interesting stories and tidbits
  • Sales and discounts
  • Recipes
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Delicious ideas for using our products
  • In-store events
  • And more!

If you have a subject or question you would like answered, please contact us with your suggestions; we would be happy to address any questions or topics on our blog that you bring to our attention. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our posts.

We thank you for your support in this new endeavor. On behalf of the Old Town Spice Shop and the Godbey family, we invite everyone to taste the difference that fresh spices and herbs, blends, seasoning, teas and other products can make in your life. Take this opportunity to smell, taste, ask questions and have an adventure as you get to know the finest spice shop in Northern Colorado.