$5.75 – $18.76
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]
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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.
Parsley$3.25 – $11.00
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]
Peppermint$4.00 – $6.50
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]
Cayenne Chile Pepper$5.25 – $17.25
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.
Vanilla Beans are the seed pods of an orchid plant Native to the constricted Vera Cruz Valley of Mexico, home of the only known natural pollinator for the Vanilla Orchid. Since the flowers must be pollinated within 8-12 hours of opening, vanilla is hand pollinated today in a labor intensive process. First cultivated by the Totonac people, Vanilla was introduced to the Aztecs in the 15th century and to Europeans in the early 16th century.