$5.50 – $17.60
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.
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Curry Leaf$5.50 – $17.60
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]
Oregano, Mediterranean$6.25 – $20.00
Oregano, joy of the mountain, was once offered to goats and sheep for grazing in the Mediterranean to add spiciness to their meat. Oregano has a strong flavor and aroma with a pleasantly bitter, but robust effect.
A staple ingredient in Italian and Mexican cuisine, Oregano pairs well tomato sauces, soups, stews, meats, marinades, pasta, vegetables, and breads. [Oregano]
Dill Weed$5.50 – $17.60
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.
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.
Marjoram$5.50 – $17.60
Marjoram is known to represent joy. In ancient Greece and Rome, wreaths of marjoram crowned newly married couples to bring them love, honor and happiness. In the Middle Ages, it was carried at weddings and displayed in bouquets.
Marjoram, cousin to Oregano, is similar in flavor but more delicate. The dried leaves are light to the touch and mild in taste. Uses: omelets & cheese dishes, beef, veal, lamb, patés, poultry, stews, soups, veggies, pasta and salads. [Marjoram]