Discovering the Heartbeat of Cuba

Cuba is almost impossible to explain.  It is both beautiful and decaying, rich in history, tradition, potential and oh so poor and limited.  Jan, who had always dreamed of experiencing Cuba’s unique blend of culture and history, and I fell in love with the country almost immediately.  This instant connection was made all the more […]

A Heartfelt Thank You to Murphys Irish Days 🍀

As another Murphys Irish Day wraps up, Jan and I reflect on the incredible honor we were given to be chosen as the Grand Marshals for the Parade. To be honest, it was not just an honor; it was a heartfelt journey down memory lane, an embrace from the community we hold so dear. From […]

A Culinary Journey at Las Vegas Fancy Food Show

Las Vegas, the city of lights and extravagance, became the backdrop for our recent culinary adventure at the Fancy Food Show.  The adventure kicked off in an unconventional manner as we accessed the convention center through the LV Loop, Elon Musk’s groundbreaking tunnel system.  Picture this – it’s not your run-of-the-mill tunnel; rather, it resembles […]

Kickoff the Right Lineup of Flavor at Your Next Football Party!🏈

  As the excitement of the football playoffs builds, it’s time to gear up for the ultimate celebration – the Super Bowl.  And what better way to score a touchdown with your taste buds than by spicing up your gameday grub with The Spice Tin’s latest roster of artisan mustards? Hot Honey, Horseradish, and Djoinish […]

The Spice Tin Chronicles: A Flavorful Journey through 2023

In the heart of our cozy little spice haven, 2023 has been a year to remember.  As we reflect on the past twelve months, we can’t help but feel immense gratitude for our incredible customers, our vibrant staff and the delightful products that have made this year truly special. 🌶️🎉 Our Amazing Customers At The […]

Road Tripping Chasing Oregon’s Fall Colors & Hidden Treasures

The autumn chill in the air inspired us to take a colorful fall road trip – sort of… After a flight dropped us in Portland, Oregon, we navigated the bustling city and discovered our eclectic haven for the night at the McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel in downtown. We were pleasantly surprised to find the city clean, […]

Chianti, A Culinary Journey Amidst Vineyards & Truffle Hunts – Unveiled Part 3

Gaiole, Chianti was the next stop on our Italian adventure.  We stayed at Coltibuono, a 1000-year-old monastery with zen-like grounds and delicious Chianti wines.  Coltibuono allowed us quiet, recuperation moments as we jaunted off for fun and unique activities that Chianti offered.                           […]

Florence, “The Jewel of The Renaissance” Italy Unveiled Part 2

Next stop on our Italy Unveiled series… Prepare to be captivated by the allure of the magnificent city of Florence. Nestled in the heart of Italy, this enchanting destination is a true feast for the senses, offering a harmonious blend of rich history, awe-inspiring art and mouthwatering cuisine. One cannot do justice to Florence in […]

Celebrating 14 Years of Cherished Memories

  Last month we celebrated 14 incredible years of unshakeable dedication, unyielding determination, and unforgettable moments that have shaped our journey.  As we pause to reflect on this milestone, we cannot help but be overwhelmed by the profound impact our loyal team of employees over the years has had on our success. The road to […]

Savoring the Flavors & the Festive Culture of Puerto Vallarta 🇲🇽

  🇲🇽 Ole Puerto Vallarta 🇲🇽 After three long years, we finally returned to Puerto Vallarta, one of our favorite Mexican destinations. We were initially worried about the impact of the pandemic on the area, but our fears quickly disappeared upon our arrival at the Marriot Resort, where we were heartwarmingly greeted with a “Welcome […]

Cozy up with a warm winter beverage

I wonder if others were singing, “The sun will come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar …” while we sheltered from the atmospheric rivers a few weeks ago. And the sun is out, warming and healing our land and souls. We still need water and welcome more rain storms, but in the meantime are soaking […]