Hanging Up Her Apron

Allspice_Fran_gift_tableAllSpice staffer Fran, an original member of the AllSpice family, has made the decision to retire from the store at the end of February.

And while we’ll miss her dearly, we’re happy she will have additional time to spend with her family, traveling and enjoying retirement!

Both owner-in-chief Rory Brown and AllSpice founder Alexander Rhoads tapped heavily into Fran’s extensive retail experience as we opened, as we transitioned ownership and as our little shop has become what it is today.

AllSpice_Fran_laughingBeyond her technical expertise (including her mad skills at developing inventory projections and sales analyses), Fran keeps us entertained telling the best stories — and — important in a culinary store — she is a fantastic cook to boot.

Here are a couple of her recipes we especially love:

Fran’s Fantastic Shrimp

Fran’s Fruitcake Cookies

Snow on a Plowed Field

Fran’s contributions have been enormous, and for that we are grateful.

If, like us, you are a member of the FFC (Fran Fan Club), stop by the store on Friday, February 28, from 10-4 to say a “see you later,” but definitely not “goodbye!”