$5.00 – $15.00
Shallots are thought to have originated in Ascalon, an ancient town in South Palestine. Introduced to Europeans in the 12th century, they have become a favorite in French cuisine. The shallot is a “lighter” version of onion and garlic.
Use in dressings and sauces, especially wine sauces, or sprinkle on roasted potatoes or vegetables. Shallots have a faint smell and taste of garlic, but with a deeper flavor.
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French Vinaigrette$7.00 – $21.00
Traditional French meals are completed by serving a simple salad course, frequently just lettuce or frisee leaves moistened by a very light vinaigrette. Our French Vinaigrette Dressing is authentically based on shallots, milled mustard seed, and French herbs. After mixing (directions below), pour some dressing into the bottom of your salad bowl before adding the dry lettuce. Toss and enjoy. Also makes a wonderful marinade for asparagus, broccoli, or green beans. Bon appetit!
Traditional French dressing or vegetable marinade directions: Mix 2T Blend with 2T water, let stand 5 minutes to rehydrate. Whisk in ½ cup olive oil & 1/4 to 1/3 cup vinegar (typically sherry vinegar, wine vinegar, or our personal favorite, champagne vinegar).
- Toss some French Vinaigrette Spice Blend on white fish before grilling or pan-frying.
Garlic$6.50 – $22.50
Consumed by Greek athletic competitors, by Egyptian pyramid builders, and by Roman soldiers, garlic has historically been credited for providing strength and speed.
Sprinkle on bread with butter, and toast for a flavorful punch. Or, when the texture of garlic is undesired, but the flavor a must, garlic powder is the solution, especially for sauces and recipes with liquid to absorb the powder.
Garden Gems$7.00 – $21.00
A medley of three types of Onion plus Garlic and Sea Salt brings garden flavors to any dish. A few sprinkles adds that feeling of simplicity and comfort reminiscent of French cooking. A perfect way to celebrate a spring day, or to bring sunlight to your table in the winter. As versatile as salt & pepper: add to eggs; season poultry, fish, & vegetables; or serve at the table as a finishing spice.
Onion$5.75 – $19.50
In virtually every cuisine since prehistoric times, onions were first depicted circa 3200 BCE in ancient Egypt. They show up in ancient art, tomb paintings, and written documents, and were exalted in the U.S. as George Washington’s favorite vegetable.
Complement savory dishes with the onion’s sweet and salty flavor. Add to soups, sauces, stews, casseroles, meatloaf, relishes, and stuffing.