42 Things Organic Spicerie

A close up photo of Jo Ferris and a lamb.

Jo Ferris of 42 Things Organic Spicerie — Photo courtesy Jo Ferris

42 Things Organic Spicerie was created by a need that Creston, B.C. resident Jo Ferris noticed in her own kitchen. She thought cooking would be much easier with pre-mixed spice blends.  Ferris picked some of her favourite family recipes such as Moroccan chicken marinade and butter chicken and created a spice blend for them. 

“From there, I started developing new blends based around foods my family enjoys,” said Ferris. “I test everything on my own family first. If it passes the rigours of my 17-year-old daughter and my 13-year-old son, I'm fairly confident they are delicious.”

Ferris already had an online business with 42things.etsy.com, so adding the spice line in December 2014 was a natural step.  You can find 42 Things Organic Spicerie on Facebook


Kimberly Shellborn

Kim is the editorial coordinator at Koocanusa Publications. She recently returned to the Kootenays after 15 years in Spain, where she taught English and got to know the food and wine regions of the country. When she’s not writing or taking photographs, she can be found showing her husband and two children all the backcountry trails that she longed for while in Europe. View all of Kimberly Shellborn’s articles

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