Bird’s Eye Chile Pepper
$5.00 – $15.00
Small red Chile that packs a punch! Ranges from 100,000 to 225,000 on the Scoville scale. Use in soups, salads, stir fries, and curries.
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Fennel$5.00 – $15.00
Used for hundreds of years, fennel has been credited by some to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers and aiding diets by calming hungry stomachs.
Fennel is best added at the end of cooking to preserve its flavor. Use in meat and vegetable dishes, starches and grains, sauces and herbed butter, salads, eggs, baked goods, and even beverages such as tea and wine.
Nigella (Black Cumin)$7.00 – $22.50
Nijella – the seeds of Nigella sativa – are also known as kalonji or black cumin. Used primarily as a spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Use in curries and salads or with vegetables, legumes, and poultry. Nigella adds flavors akin to onion, black pepper and oregano with a mustard-like bitterness.
Madras Curry$7.00 – $21.00
Originally from Chennai, India this spicy sweet curry was intended for vegetarian dishes, but also complements chicken, lamb, and pork. “Madras” is the 17th century name of Chennai, adopted by British cooks to name this popular curry powder. Cook with vegetables, coconut milk or yogurt to make a traditional curry sauce.
Ginger$6.50 – $18.00
Due to its appearance, Ginger was originally referred to as Horn Root. Versatile enough to use in both sweet and savory dishes, ginger is known for its spicy, sweet, and warm flavor.
Use in savory sauces, curries, chutney, and stir fry as well as in cookies, cakes and other desserts. Often called for in Chinese, Caribbean and Japanese cuisine.
Galangal$6.50 – $19.50
While used for centuries as a culinary spice, Galangal root was also used in folk magic. It was believed that chewing the root and spitting on the courtroom floor was the way to win a court case.
A relative of Ginger, Galangal has a strong citrus flavor with a peppery hot finish. Use in Thai soups and curries. It can also be finely chopped and pounded for use in pastes and teas.