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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Rose Petal$4.75 – $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.
Chervil$4.50 – $15.00
Chervil’s name comes from chaerophyllon, Greek for herb of rejoicing. A classic in French cuisine, it is used alone or as an ingredient in popular blends, such as Fines Herbes and Herbes de Provence. Ancient Romans also used Chervil as a flavoring herb.
Chervil has a light mild flavor, between parsley and anise, but more delicate. Add at the end cooking, so as not to diminish its flavor. Uses: butter and wine sauces, omelets and egg dishes, soups, salads, fish, chicken, and dressings. [Chervil]
Marjoram$4.00 – $13.50
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]
Cumin$6.00 – $20.50
Native to the Mediterranean and South Asia, Cumin is also a signature flavor for Central American and European cuisines. As a symbol of love and fidelity during the Middle Ages, wedding guests carried Cumin in their pockets, and wives of soldiers added it to baked bread for their husbands. Our Cumin is hand harvested, and has a high percentage of essential oils, delivering more powerful aromatics, and a slightly astringent, citrusy quality.
Lavender$4.75 – $15.75
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.