Preserving the tradition of French cooking
Our versatile herb blends are primarily based on the core blends used in traditional French cooking. And to preserve this tradition, we use primarily herbs that were grown in France, and shipped to us in whole-leaf form so we can unlock their flavor as we mill each herb with our custom-built knife mill to achieve a uniform granularity without pulverizing the herbs. You will find that our blends are as close as you can get to fresh herbs as possible in a dried-herb blend. Each of our herb blends is tremendously versatile, and can be used as a rub on poultry, game and meats, as well as added to egg dishes, or rehydrated and whisked into oil and vinegar to make a traditional vinaigrette salad dressing.
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Basil$7.25 – $19.60
A symbol of love in Italy, it’s said that a man with a sprig of basil in his hair announced his intentions to wed his love, and she announced her willingness with a pot of basil on her balcony.
A slightly peppery member of the mint family, Basil is pleasantly sweet backed with a bit of spice. Pair with tomato, add to pizza or use with egg dishes, fish, poultry, and salads. Basil is also the main ingredient in pesto.
Bonnes Herbes de Paris$9.25 – $25.00
From the capitol of France, these “Bonnes Herbes de Paris” are an aromatic, satisfying blend of French herbs, popular in the central and northern regions of France. Based on the herbal flavors of Tarragon and Basil, and highlighted with aromatic chives, this highly versatile blend can be added to egg, meat and vegetable dishes, as well as used as a finishing spice, or a dry rub for chicken, fish or vegetables. Perfect for roasted game hens or egg dishes. To make a simple balsamic vinaigrette, mix 2T Bonnes Herbes with 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar & 1/3 cup of olive oil.
Hand blended in small batches with: white pepper, tarragon, basil, dill weed, and chives.
Bouquet Garni ~ Three Pack$8.90
This classic blend, of peppercorns, French herbs, orange peel and leek, is cleverly packaged in three over-sized tea bags, so they can be added directly to savory soups and stews. Just toss one or two bags in your pot! Enjoy the scent and savor the taste! Each bag approx 1-1/2 T. Hand blended in small batches with: peppercorns, thyme, marjoram, parsley, tarragon, orange peel, leek, and bay leaf.
Butterfly Pea Flowers$8.00 – $10.80
These dried flowers are pH indicators, steeping into a delicious blue tisane that will transform into a purple or pink color when you add some form of citric acid (traditionally, lemon juice). They can also be used to naturally color rice or noodles, and are a particularly fun botanical to use in crafting cocktails.
Chives$7.25 – $19.50
Traced back to 3000 BC, Chives were once used by the Romans to treat sore throats. Some say that Chives are an aphrodisiac. Perhaps that’s why Siberians presented them to Alexander the Great for his upcoming marriage to Princess Roxanna.
Add to soups, salads, dressings, casseroles, and egg dishes. Serve as a garnish with baked potatoes. Chives are a member of the onion family.
Cilantro$6.00 – $19.50
Cilantro is the lacy leaf of the coriander plant. Coriander seeds, also a popular spice, are produced by the leaves once they mature and dry. The plant cannot be used for both, and must be harvested as either Cilantro or Coriander.
A common ingredient in salsa, use also in pestos, sauces, soups, egg dishes, guacamole, and dressings. Pairs well with seafood and poultry. Sprinkle on your salad or sandwich to add its aromatic flavor. [Cilantro]
Curry Leaf$7.50 – $20.25
The curry tree (Murraya koenigii) is native to India and Sri Lanka. The leaf of this tree, commonly known as Curry Leaf, also translated as “sweet neem leaf,” is a key ingredient to curry dishes.
Add to curries or to flavor Southeast Asian rice, vegetable, and meat dishes. [Curry Leaf]
Dill Weed$7.25 – $19.60
A flavorful complement to foods, dill was also added to magic potions in the Middle Ages to protect homes and people from spells.
The flavor of dill has been described as citrus, fennel, and mint combined, and it’s best when added at the end of cooking to preserve the flavor. Add Dill Weed to salads, soups, fish and shellfish, vegetables and sauces.
For a burst of fresh Fennel flavor, sprinkle on fish, vegetables, or desserts, or add to sauces & dressings. Use in final stages of cooking or as garnish. Hand-harvested from organic Fennel flowers grown in California. Packaged in a plastic zip bag (0.2 ounces) within a jar.
Fines Herbes$9.25 – $25.00
This classic French herb blend highlighting Tarragon & Chives makes even the simplest recipes delightful. Light, sweet and meant to be seen, so add toward the end of cooking. Use Fines Herbes with baked or sautéed fish, broiled meats, soups, and roasted herbed chicken. Use in herb sauces and compound butters, add to quiche, scrambled eggs and omelets.
Hand blended in small batches: tarragon, parsley, marjoram, and chives.
French Vinaigrette$10.00 – $27.00
Traditional French meals are completed by serving a simple salad course, frequently just lettuce or frisee leaves moistened by a very light vinaigrette. Our French Vinaigrette Dressing is authentically based on shallots, milled mustard seed, and French herbs. After mixing (directions below), pour some dressing into the bottom of your salad bowl before adding the dry lettuce. Toss and enjoy. Also makes a wonderful marinade for asparagus, broccoli, or green beans. Bon appetit!
Traditional French dressing or vegetable marinade directions: Mix 2T Blend with 2T water, let stand 5 minutes to rehydrate. Whisk in ½ cup olive oil & 1/4 to 1/3 cup vinegar (typically sherry vinegar, wine vinegar, or our personal favorite, champagne vinegar).
Hand blended in small batches: shallots, sea salt, mustard, black pepper, and tarragon.
- Toss some French Vinaigrette Spice Blend on white fish before grilling or pan-frying.