Poppy Seeds, Blue Dutch
$5.75 – $18.75
Poppy plants have been cultivated for more than 3,000 years. Although a product of the opium poppy, these tiny seeds don’t have narcotic side effects. (However, we have heard rumors that consuming an excessive amount of poppy seeds may cause failure of a drug test.)
Add a nutty, crunchy flavor to salad dressings, breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, and pastries or sprinkle on rice and noodle dishes for an additional layer of flavor and texture.
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Chervil$4.50 – $15.00
Chervil’s name comes from chaerophyllon, Greek for herb of rejoicing. A classic in French cuisine, it is used alone or as an ingredient in popular blends, such as Fines Herbes and Herbes de Provence. Ancient Romans also used Chervil as a flavoring herb.
Chervil has a light mild flavor, between parsley and anise, but more delicate. Add at the end cooking, so as not to diminish its flavor. Uses: butter and wine sauces, omelets and egg dishes, soups, salads, fish, chicken, and dressings. [Chervil]
Rose Petal$4.75 – $11.00
Defining a rose as anything more than as itself was beyond Gertrude Stein, and we will not try to embarrass ourselves in the attempt.
A Rose is a Rose. Roses & other flowers have been used as flavorings for millennia across many cultures. In teas and tisanes, roses have long been considered a cure-all. This history, along with its delicate floral flavor and lovely color, made it particularly popular during the Victorian era.
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$6.50 – $21.00
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.
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]
Basil$4.75 – $14.25
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.