$5.50 – $18.70
Repairs to the London Bridge were said to be partially paid for by taxes and tolls placed on Anise Seed by King Edward in 1305. In folklore, Anise is believed to stave off nightmares when placed near the bed.
Use in cookies, pastries and bread. Try adding to savory dishes for a layer of warm licorice flavoring.
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In Greek mythology, the nymph Minthe was turned into the sweet bush for Persephone. Valued as the herb of hospitality and for medicinal purposes, Romans spread it throughout Europe. American colonists also used mint as an untaxed tea.
Use on meats (especially lamb), chilled soups, stews, casseroles, new potatoes and rice. Mix with garlic and cream cheese for a dip. Try sprinkling on yogurt, fresh fruits or ice cream for a gourmet touch. [Peppermint]
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$5.50 – $25.50
Saigon Cinnamon (aka Vietnamese Cinnamon) is the strongest and sweetest species of Cinnamon available. Ours is freshly milled from organically grown quills to get the most intense flavor possible. Holds up to Vietnamese Pho and full-flavor meats; makes a great addition to yogurt; or ratchet up your baking with this powerful, nearly hot cinnamon flavor.
Although packaged by weight, the whole bulk bag contains roughly a dozen 2.75″ quills.
- Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.
Cayenne Chile Pepper$6.25 – $21.25
Named after the city in French Guiana & popular in the American South, Cayenne Chile delivers a powerful 40,000 – 100,000 Scoville Heat Units with very little added flavor. Use to add heat to any dish.
Summer Savory$6.00 – $20.40
Legend has it that the Savory plant once belonged to the half-man, half-goat beings knows as satyrs. Savory is said to symbolize a balance in blended lives, however, its Saxon name is a description of its sweet, spicy flavor with a hint of pepper.
Add to stuffing, salads, meat dishes, duck, vegetables and sauces. A brilliant complement to beans and lentils, Summer Savory is also used to flavor vinegars and herb butters. Try in scrambled eggs. [Summer Savory]
Sage$5.50 – $18.70
Sage has been used for centuries as both a seasoning and healing herb. Once the most-used cooking seasoning, it was replaced by Oregano during World War ll when pizza & pasta came home with the return of U.S. servicemen. Use in poultry stuffing, pork dressing, veal dishes, fish and sausage, as well as in chowder, stews, tomato sauces, and breads. Cheese flavored with sage is fancied in England. [Sage]