$7.25 – $19.60
Coriander is one of the world’s oldest spices and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is reported that coriander can sooth the stomach and that coriander tea might give colicky babies some relief.
Coriander has a citrusy flavor. Use in curry, meat, fish, and chili recipes. For a little kick of flavor, add coriander to cream cheese and cottage cheese or rub on fresh pork before roasting.
Fenugreek$7.50 – $20.25
Fenugreek was one of the ingredients used in early Egypt incense that emitted the holy smoke for embalming and purification ceremonies. It is now most commonly used in Thai and Indian cuisines.
Add to curries and chutneys. Use sparingly as over using can cause bitterness in food.
Nigella (Black Cumin)$9.25 – $25.00
Nijella – the seeds of Nigella sativa – are also known as kalonji or black cumin. Used primarily as a spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Use in curries and salads or with vegetables, legumes, and poultry. Nigella adds flavors akin to onion, black pepper and oregano with a mustard-like bitterness.
Tandoori Seasoning$10.25 – $27.70
Named after the clay ovens or tandoors used in Northern India and Pakistan, this exotic spice blend can be used as a dry rub for grilling veggies, chicken or fish or as the base flavor in a traditional marinade with yogurt and lemon (recipe on label). Dry rub for meats, poultry or fish, or mix 1-2 T with 1 cup plain yogurt & 2-3 T lemon juice for marinade. Marinate overnight; grill at high heat.
Hand blended in small batches with: cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic, turmeric, fenugreek, mace, pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon.
Part of the ginger family, Cardamom means grains of paradise. Historically, Cardamom has been used to flavor foods, as an ingredient in perfumes, and even for medicinal purposes.
Known for its sweet and spicy taste, Cardamom seed is used equally in sweet dishes such as breads and cakes and in savory dishes such as meats and curries. Use in baked goods, sprinkle on oatmeal, ice cream, or iced melon, and add to curry. Cardamom has a sharp aroma and distinctive flavor that can be compared to anise or eucalyptus. For a Middle Eastern treat, sprinkle in your coffee.
Cloves$9.25 – $25.00
Despite attempts at clove monopolies, by the 18th century cloves were grown in many places including Brazil, Tanzania, and Madagascar. The whole Clove looks much like a nail, hence its French namesake, “clou” (nail).
Use in pastries, puddings, cooked fruits, and cakes, or sprinkle on oatmeal for a treat. Also yummy in stews and vegetables. Pairs well with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.