$8.00 – $25.50
Not a true peppercorn, but a dried berry of the Schinus Bush. Popular in French & South American dishes, with pepper-like flavors and sweet, floral overtones. Related to the Cashew, may cause allergic reaction.
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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]
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]
Lavender$5.25 – $16.80
The name Lavender, it is speculated, comes from the French “lavandre” and the Latin “lavare,” “to wash,” from its history of usage to freshen garments. Lavender has a pleasantly floral and astringent flavor.
Bright blue flower pleasing to the eye & to the palate. Member of the Mint family, closely related to Rosemary. Used as a sleep-aid, anti-anxiety supplement, and also believed to aid with spasms that cause headaches. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just pure Lavender.
Oregano, Mediterranean$6.00 – $19.20
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]
Cumin$6.00 – $19.20
Native to the Mediterranean and South Asia, Cumin is also a signature flavor for Central American and European cuisines. As a symbol of love and fidelity during the Middle Ages, wedding guests carried Cumin in their pockets, and wives of soldiers added it to baked bread for their husbands. Our Cumin is hand harvested, and has a high percentage of essential oils, delivering more powerful aromatics, and a slightly astringent, citrusy quality.