$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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Chops$7.00 – $22.40
Our favorite rub for pork chops, loin, or tenderloin. Festive Viennese flavor pairs well with apple, cinnamon, and cabbage. In addition to its savory flavor, the Caraway in this blend also aids digestion.
Marjoram$5.00 – $16.00
Marjoram is known to represent joy. In ancient Greece and Rome, wreaths of marjoram crowned newly married couples to bring them love, honor and happiness. In the Middle Ages, it was carried at weddings and displayed in bouquets.
Marjoram, cousin to Oregano, is similar in flavor but more delicate. The dried leaves are light to the touch and mild in taste. Uses: omelets & cheese dishes, beef, veal, lamb, patés, poultry, stews, soups, veggies, pasta and salads. [Marjoram]
Peppermint$5.00 – $7.50
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]
Sage$5.00 – $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]
Parsley$5.00 – $16.00
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]