$5.50 – $17.60
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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Oregano, Mexican$5.75 – $18.40
A relative of Lemon Verbena. Similar to Mediterranean oregano, though more citrusy with a hint of mild licorice. Use in Latin American dishes and Southwestern cuisine with Chile Peppers, Cumin, and Paprika.
Peppermint$5.00 – $7.50
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]
Tonic Water ~ DIY$18.00
Includes instructions, and everything necessary to make a tonic syrup which, when cut with club soda, creates a traditional Tonic Water, as used in Colonial India and found at craft bars throughout the country.
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$7.50 – $24.00
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.
- Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.
California Chile Pepper ~ Sweet Anaheim$5.00 – $20.00
Very sweet, with no heat, this Chile is the dried version of fully-ripened Anaheim Chile. Substitute for Paprika or Ancho Chile. Provides additional depth in Chili powders while modulating heat.