$8.25 – $22.25
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]
California Chile Pepper ~ Sweet Anaheim$5.00 – $23.00
Very sweet, with no heat, this Chile is the dried version of fully-ripened Anaheim Chile. Substitute for Paprika or Ancho Chile. Provides additional depth in Chili powders while modulating heat.
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.
Cayenne Chile Pepper$8.25 – $22.25
Named after the city in French Guiana & popular in the American South, Cayenne Chile delivers a powerful 40,000 – 100,000 Scoville Heat Units with very little added flavor. Use to add heat to any dish.
Tarragon, French$8.00 – $21.60
Introduced to England by the Tudor family in the 16th century, and dubbed by the French as the King of Herbs, Tarragon made its way to America with the colonists. It is a predominant flavor in classic French cuisine.
Add to sauces, salads, vinegar, dressings, poultry, and fish. Avoid overcooking. Sprinkle on broiled chicken at the end of cooking and use in pan gravy. Pairs well with cheeses, vegetables, and eggs. French tarragon has a sweet, licorice flavor. [Tarragon]
Summer Savory$8.00 – $21.60
Legend has it that the Savory plant once belonged to the half-man, half-goat beings knows as satyrs. Savory is said to symbolize a balance in blended lives, however, its Saxon name is a description of its sweet, spicy flavor with a hint of pepper.
Add to stuffing, salads, meat dishes, duck, vegetables and sauces. A brilliant complement to beans and lentils, Summer Savory is also used to flavor vinegars and herb butters. Try in scrambled eggs. [Summer Savory]