Chiltepin Chile Pepper
Chiltepin Chiles were brought to Spain by Christopher Columbus to prove his travels to India. Misunderstanding the Nahuatl word “Chiltepicl” as “Chile Pepper,” he gave us our modern word “Chiles.” Used in Central American dishes.
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Rose Petal$5.00 – $11.00
Defining a rose as anything more than as itself was beyond Gertrude Stein, and we will not try to embarrass ourselves in the attempt.
A Rose is a Rose. Roses & other flowers have been used as flavorings for millennia across many cultures. In teas and tisanes, roses have long been considered a cure-all. This history, along with its delicate floral flavor and lovely color, made it particularly popular during the Victorian era.
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]
Marjoram$5.00 – $16.00
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]
Lavender$5.25 – $16.80
The name Lavender, it is speculated, comes from the French “lavandre” and the Latin “lavare,” “to wash,” from its history of usage to freshen garments. Lavender has a pleasantly floral and astringent flavor.
Bright blue flower pleasing to the eye & to the palate. Member of the Mint family, closely related to Rosemary. Used as a sleep-aid, anti-anxiety supplement, and also believed to aid with spasms that cause headaches. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just pure Lavender.
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.