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Culinary Herbs & Spices prices listed are for a measured one ounce (or as indicated), packed in a cellophane bag Please pardon the temporary disarray while we are under site reconstruction!
ALLSPICE (JAMAICAN)  POWDER View Image
Pimenta dioica
Strongly aromatic, like cloves with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg; the taste is similar, but with some peppery heat.
Used to create the spicey Jamaican jerk, as well as a meat stuffing and marinade base.

Historically, a prized ingredient in the French spice mixture quatre épices.
Magickally, allspice is considered very vitalizing & gives added determination & energy; considered excellent for convalescents.

2.55

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Pimenta dioica
Strongly aromatic, like cloves with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg; the taste is similar, but with some peppery heat.
Used to create the spicey Jamaican jerk, as well as a meat stuffing and marinade base.

Historically, a prized ingredient in the French spice mixture quatre épices.
Herb Magic:, allspice is considered very vitalizing & gives added determination & energy; considered excellent for convalescents.

2.35

ANISE (STAR) - STANDARD image Illixium verum
Warm, sweet & more strongly aromatic than Anise Seed, this 8-pointed star-shaped pod has long been a tradition of Chinese cookery.

Excellent for mulling spices and meat marinades.

2.10
ANISE SEED - WHOLE
Pimpinella anisum
A sweet variation on licorice taste, Anise Seed imparts a refined & consistent flavor to eggs,
stewed fruit, cheese, spinach, carrots & more.
Historically valued for its use as a digestive aid and for its ability to soothe sore throats.

Herb Magic: a boon to clairvoyance when added to the bath.

1.50
ARROWROOT - POWDER 
Maranta arundinacea
A silky substitute for cornstarch in cooking; makes for a soothing body powder, especially in combination with cornstarch and essential oils.

0.85
BASIL (SWEET CALIF.) - C/S Ocimum basilicum
A rich & spicy, mildly peppery flavor with a trace of mint & clove; endless possibilities in the kitchen. Add to almost any recipe for a delightful taste.
Cosmetically, reputed to bring luster to hair when used in a rinse; added to baths, lotions, shampoos, soaps & perfumes.
Historically, of such value it was worshipped over kings; traditionally thought that if a man gives a woman a sprig of basil she will fall in love with him.

Herb Magic: it is said that the scent of basil causes sympathy & harmony between two people.

 

2.05
BAY LEAVES - WHOLE 
Laurus nobilis
Wear a crown of bay leaves to celebrate success or to keep you safe from thunder & lightening.

Its culinary uses are endless; a leaf added to any stew, soup or tomato sauce is the perfect gourmet flavoring. Perfect for shell-fish boils, pickling brines and marinades.
Add a rubbed bay leaf to the water when cooking beans, lentils,   rice or other grains.
2.25
CARAWAY SEED - WHOLE Carum carvi
Caraway seeds were so revered by sixth-century Persians that citizens used them to pay taxes.

Said to improve iron deficiency: brew a daily tea of caraway seeds (to improve iron absorption) with parsley (an iron-rich herb).
A staple of cooking for more than 5,000 years, Caraway adds flavor to eggs, cheese, creamy soups & sauces, cabbage, beets, spinach, potatoes, snap beans, peas, zucchini, pork & fish. To avoid bitterness, add crushed or whole seed only 15 minutes before serving.
0.95
CARDAMOM PODS (WHOLE GREEN)
Elettaria cardamomum
A key ingredient in curry, yet so much more versatile, Cardamom is one of the more expensive spices but worth its weight in gold for the measure of flavor and scent derived from even one pod. Medicinally, it is said to be a stimulant, as cinnamon & ginger; chew on seeds to relieve flatulence & indigestion & sweeten your breath.

Cardamom’s taste is a gentle ginger with a pinch of pine. It enhances the flavors of squash, sweet potatoes, duck, pork, pastries, pickling brines, sweet & sour meatballs, coffee & sweet pastries. One pod contains about 8 seeds.
2.75
CARDAMOM SEED (DECORTICATED)
Elettaria cardamomum
A key ingredient in curry, yet so much more versatile, Cardamom is one of the more expensive spices but worth its weight in gold for the measure of flavor and scent derived from even one pod. Medicinally, it is said to be a stimulant, as cinnamon & ginger; chew on seeds to relieve flatulence & indigestion & sweeten your breath.

Cardamom’s taste is a gentle ginger with a pinch of pine. It enhances the flavors of squash, sweet potatoes, duck, pork, pastries, pickling brines, sweet & sour meatballs, coffee & sweet pastries. One pod contains about 8 seeds.
2.10
CAYENNE - POWDER
Capsicum annum
A hot, biting taste, introduced to Europe with the return of Christopher Columbus from the New World.
The active ingredient in Cayenne, Capsaicin, is used medicinally in creams & ointments to cure toothaches, sore muscles, digestive problems & colds.
In the kitchen, add a pinch of Cayenne to egg dishes, cheeses, creamy soups & sauces, curries & chili blends.

Herb Magic: although the smoke can sting the eyes, it has been burned in a mix with other herbs, such as rosemary & dill, to fumigate & exorcise a place. Use in charm bags & amulets for protection; carry it with you to protect your mind from envious thoughts.
1.35
CELERY SEED - WHOLE

Apium graveolens

Cultivated in the Mediterranean regions for thousands of years, brought to Europe by an edict of Charlemagne, Celery Seed is a definitive culinary addition for soups, stews and virtually all vegetables. Grind & combine with salt for a lowered sodium intake.

1.35
Chipolte Powder 3.45
Chili Powd New Mexico MILD 1.65
Chili Powd Ancho VERY MILD 1.55
CHIVES 1.25
CILANTRO (DOMESTIC) - C/S

Coriandrum sativum

Quite different in taste & use from the seed of the same plant (coriander), Cilantro is the leaf which has gained great popularity as a flavoring in cilantro. For a spicy relish for poultry or lamb, combine 1/2 cup of dried coriander leaf with ˝ cup dried mint, 2 cloves of garlic, juice of 1 lemon, a minced hot chili & a handful of blanched peanuts in a food processor. Add a bit of olive oil during the processing until smooth.

2.25
CINNAMON - POWDER

Cinnamomum cassia

Aromatically, it is a favored ingredient in many potpourri blends or to simmer in an open pot of water with other spices to freshen the kitchen. In its powder form it is blended with other powdered spices for preserving and scenting pomanders.

A pinch of powdered cinnamon added to tomato sauce brings out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes.

Herb Magic: it can be burned to raise spiritual vibrations; added to prosperity mixture; can be mixed with myrrh for a good incense for general use.

Traditionally, cinnamon has been said to stimulate and excite the passions of the male.

1.25
CINNAMON CHIPS - SMALL CUT 1.20
CINNAMON STICKS - 1" 1.50
CINNAMON STICKS - 6" (8 sticks) 2.00
CLOVES - POWDER 1.35
CLOVES - WHOLE 1.55
CORIANDER SEED - PWD 1.95
CORIANDER SEED - WHOLE 1.10
CUMIN SEED - WHOLE 1.10
DILL SEED - WHOLE 1.10
DILL WEED
FENNEL SEED - WHOLE 0.95
FENNEL SEED - POWDER 1.10
FENUGREEK SEED - WHOLE 1.25
GALANGAL ROOT 2.95
GARLIC POWDER (DOMESTIC) 1.35
GINGER ROOT - C/S 1.25
GINGER ROOT POWDER 1.35
GRAINS OF PARADISE 1/2 oz 3.95
LEMON PEEL - C/S 1.15
MACE - POWDER 2.45
MARJORAM - C/S 1.25
MUSTARD SEED (YELLOW) - POWDER 1.35
MUSTARD SEED (YELLOW) - WHOLE 1.25
NUTMEG - POWDER 2.25
NUTMEG - WHOLE - (.45 ea or 6 for 2.50) 2.50
ONION (CHOPPED) 1/4" PIECES 1.25
ORANGE PEEL (CALIF) - SMALL CUT 1.25
OREGANO (Mediterranean)) 1.25
PAPRIKA, SMOKED SPANISH - POWDER 1.55
PARSELY FLAKES (CALIF) - C/S 1.25
PEPPERCORNS (TELLICHERRY) WHOLE 1.55
PEPPERCORN MIX (GOURMET 4 TYPES) 2.25
POPPY SEED (BLUE) - WHOLE 1.25
ROSEMARY - C.S 1.25
ROSEMARY - WHOLE 1.10
SAGE, RUBBED (SPONGEY) - POWDER 1.95
SAVORY - WHOLE 1.55
SPANISH SAFFRON ONE GRAM: APPROX 463 THREADS 10.95
STEVIA - C/S 2.25
STEVIA - POWDER 2.45
TARRAGON 2.90
THYME - C/S 1.55
TURMERIC - POWDER 1.15
VANILLA BEANS -  6 beans/pack 11.95
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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