$10.50 – $14.20
Green Peppercorns are harvested before the berries ripen and form a hard seed. They are frequently rehydrated overnight in olive oil to deliver an acidic, pungent, tangy flavor, it which form they can be used as a substitute for capers. [Peppercorns (Green)]
Peppermint$7.25 – $9.80
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]
Aji Amarillo Chile Pepper$5.00 – $12.15
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.
Basil$7.25 – $19.60
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.
Cilantro$6.00 – $19.50
Cilantro is the lacy leaf of the coriander plant. Coriander seeds, also a popular spice, are produced by the leaves once they mature and dry. The plant cannot be used for both, and must be harvested as either Cilantro or Coriander.
A common ingredient in salsa, use also in pestos, sauces, soups, egg dishes, guacamole, and dressings. Pairs well with seafood and poultry. Sprinkle on your salad or sandwich to add its aromatic flavor. [Cilantro]
Parsley$7.25 – $19.60
Dedicated to the Greek goddess Persephone, parsley was valued for medicinal purposes and folk magic well before it was incorporated into European cuisine in the middle ages. Romans used it as a breath freshener and to prevent intoxication from wine.
Use it as edible garnish or add to stews, soups, sauces, dressings, eggs, potatoes and vegetables. Parsley is said to help prevent halitosis! [Parsley]