$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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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.
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]
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.
Sage$5.00 – $17.60
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]
Aji Amarillo Chile Pepper$5.00 – $21.60
Popular in Peruvian & Bolivian cooking. Add to rice before cooking. Mix with minced red onion & vinegar as condiment. Add to root veggies, salsa, stews, seafood dishes & sauces. Rehydrate whole dried peppers in boiling water (~ 20 min) to make paste.