$7.25 – $23.25
Its use dates as far back as 600 AD. A pound of Mace was once valued at about the same price as a sheep or a cow. From the same fruit as Nutmeg, Mace is the orange-red outer covering. Like Nutmeg, Mace is warm, sweet and nutty, but with a lighter flavor. Use in soups, stuffing, preserves, baked goods, and other desserts. Also pairs well with shrimp, fish, and poultry.
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Oregano, Mediterranean$5.75 – $18.75
Oregano, joy of the mountain, was once offered to goats and sheep for grazing in the Mediterranean to add spiciness to their meat. Oregano has a strong flavor and aroma with a pleasantly bitter, but robust effect.
A staple ingredient in Italian and Mexican cuisine, Oregano pairs well tomato sauces, soups, stews, meats, marinades, pasta, vegetables, and breads. [Oregano]
Cascabel Chile Pepper$5.50 – $6.00
Also called the “Chile bola” for its round shape, Cascabel is the dried version of the cascabel cultivar of the Mirasol Pepper. With a rich and earthy flavor, plus medium hotness, try Cascabel to heat up your pico de gallo or guacamole recipe.
Dill Weed$4.25 – $14.25
A flavorful complement to foods, dill was also added to magic potions in the Middle Ages to protect homes and people from spells.
The flavor of dill has been described as citrus, fennel, and mint combined, and it’s best when added at the end of cooking to preserve the flavor. Add Dill Weed to salads, soups, fish and shellfish, vegetables and sauces.
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.