Vignette Chile Flakes
$6.50 – $21.00
Italian Calabrian blended with Morita Chipotle & Jalapeño Chile Flakes. Add to olive oil as a dipping spice, or serve as a finishing spice to be sprinkled on top of pizza, pasta or salad. Also available at Vignette Pizzeria in Sebastopol, California.
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Cascabel Chile Pepper$5.50 – $6.00
Also called the “Chile bola” for its round shape, Cascabel is the dried version of the cascabel cultivar of the Mirasol Pepper. With a rich and earthy flavor, plus medium hotness, try Cascabel to heat up your pico de gallo or guacamole recipe.
Marjoram$4.00 – $13.50
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]
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.
Oregano, Mediterranean$5.75 – $18.76
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]