Chiltepin Chile Pepper
$13.00 – $28.50
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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Basil$4.75 – $14.25
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.
Oregano, Mexican$5.25 – $17.25
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.
Ancho Chile Pepper$4.25 – $18.75
The Ancho Chile is the dried version of the Poblano Pepper and the most popular dried chile in Mexican cooking. The sweetest of dried peppers, with deep, rich berry flavors, mild bitterness, and mild to medium hotness, Ancho is frequently used as the base flavor of sauce and spice mixes like dry rubs or mole. We stem and partially seed our Anchos by hand before milling to provide the strongest Chile flavors without being overpowered by excessive heat. Try replacing paprika with Ancho Chile Powder in any recipe to bring a fuller, earthier Chile flavor and beckoning for you to take another bite.
Vanilla Beans are the seed pods of an orchid plant Native to the constricted Vera Cruz Valley of Mexico, home of the only known natural pollinator for the Vanilla Orchid. Since the flowers must be pollinated within 8-12 hours of opening, vanilla is hand pollinated today in a labor intensive process. First cultivated by the Totonac people, Vanilla was introduced to the Aztecs in the 15th century and to Europeans in the early 16th century.