$6.75 – $24.80
Orange leaves were once believed to aid sleep and the peel to stimulate circulation. Celebrated by the Chinese poet, Tu Fu (A.D. 712-770), when he wrote that the leaves of Orange trees put clouds to shame.
Use to enhance flavor in desserts, gravies, sauces, vegetables, and starchy and meat dishes. Orange Peel powder or granules can be substituted in baked recipes for fresh orange zest.
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Dill Weed$5.50 – $17.60
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.
Oregano, Mexican$6.00 – $19.20
A relative of Lemon Verbena. Similar to Mediterranean oregano, though more citrusy with a hint of mild licorice. Use in Latin American dishes and Southwestern cuisine with Chile Peppers, Cumin, and Paprika.
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$7.50 – $24.00
Saigon Cinnamon (aka Vietnamese Cinnamon) is the strongest and sweetest species of Cinnamon available. Ours is freshly milled from organically grown quills to get the most intense flavor possible. Holds up to Vietnamese Pho and full-flavor meats; makes a great addition to yogurt; or ratchet up your baking with this powerful, nearly hot cinnamon flavor.
- Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.
Sage$5.50 – $17.60
Sage has been used for centuries as both a seasoning and healing herb. Once the most-used cooking seasoning, it was replaced by Oregano during World War ll when pizza & pasta came home with the return of U.S. servicemen. Use in poultry stuffing, pork dressing, veal dishes, fish and sausage, as well as in chowder, stews, tomato sauces, and breads. Cheese flavored with sage is fancied in England. [Sage]
Peppermint$5.50 – $8.25
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]