Jessica Regina offers aromatic, hand-blended spices and blends under the orange glow of her vendor tent at the Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market. With family connections in Center Ossipee, Jessica calls Portland, Maine her home. Regina Spices joined our winter market mid-season earlier this year, and she quickly applied to be a vendor at the summer market. So, now it’s super easy to round out your market shopping with just the perfect seasoning for new culinary adventures.
Jessica has been grinding, blending and dreaming up spice blends for several years, and she formerly owned a spice shop in downtown Portland. Among the many delicious and fresh blends like her classic “Herbes de Provence,” she brings to market are a couple of new ones, just in time for summer feasting. Her “Seafood & Chowder” blend is an all-purpose seafood and fish seasoning made with fennel, lemon and thyme. She also offers a savory “Orange, Sesame, Five Spice” blend, using her freshly ground five spice powder. She originally designed the blend for pork and chicken. But, why stop there? “It really shines with white fish, scallops, and tuna,” says Jessica. “And it has a definite Asian flare.”
For the sweeter tooth, Jessica also makes her own crystallized ginger, with what she describes as “a super spicy ginger.” In the next few weeks, shoppers can look forward to her new herb salt blend, made from herbs from Bowery Beach Farm in Cape Elizabeth Maine. She’ll soon be adding a new infused sugar using the farm’s rose geraniums. Ah, summer!
Jessica has found a warm welcome at the Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market, and looks forward to her weekly market time. Please welcome Jessica to the market and stop by for a taste. You can either sniff your way to her booth or just look for the spicy orange tent.