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Herbs & Spices

Almost as old as the art of cooking is the practice of adding or enhancing taste or disguising poor flavours by adding, marinating or cooking food with herbs and spices resulting in spectacular explosions of fragrant delicacies. Besides adding umph to food they are also prized for their medicinal properties used to treat an endless list of ailments. We sell an infinite range of dried herbs and spices either whole or ground together with a variety of curry mixes and seasonings.


Tarragon

Tarragon

An aromatic herb typical of French cuisine having an aniseed flavour. used to flavour dressings and marinades.


Thyme

Thyme

Having a strong aromatic flavour one of the herbs used in a bouquet garni. Used in dishes cooked with wine, sauteed vegetables and stuffings. It has strong antibacterial properties and acts as an antiseptic for lungs, throat and digestive system.


Turmeric

Turmeric

Relative to the ginger family, its warm earthy taste is used in curry mixes to impart colour. It may be used as a remedy for liver related problems and to treat some skin diseases.


Mixed Peppercorns

Mixed Peppercorns

A mix of black, green, white and pink peppercorns with all spice berries.


Ground Yellow Mustard

Ground Yellow Mustard

Powder extracted from grinding yellow mustard seeds which can be added to marinades, mayonnaise or cream cheese to give a pungent and spicy flavour.


Herbes Provencales

Herbes Provencales

A blend of herbs (savoury, rosemary, oregano, marjoram and thyme) reminiscent of the South of France. Traditionally used in all French dishes especially vegetables.


Hot Curry Powder

Hot Curry Powder

Blend of cumin, coriander, turmeric and chilli and roasted before ground. Level of heat depends on the ratio of chilli used in the blend.


Hot Paprika

Hot Paprika

Relative of the red pepper family, it is milder in flavour than cayenne although Hungarian paprika is hotter than Spanish paprika. Used to lend a distinctive red colouring to food. It is thought to be good for the heart and circulation.


Juniper Berries

Juniper Berries

The purple or black coloured fruits of the juniper tree. They have a strong aromatic scent with a tang of pine and are useful for pates, pickles such as sauerkraut, marinades and liqueurs such as gin. It can be also used as a diuretic and as an anti-inflammatory.


Italian Seasoning

Italian Seasoning

A blend of herbs reminiscent of an Italian kitchen.


Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass

Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and also as medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood


Lemon Pepper

Lemon Pepper

Delicious aromatic spice with a tangy hint which adds flavour to all savoury dishes.


Licorice Root

Licorice Root

Dried liquorice root can be chewed as a sweet


Mace Blades

Mace Blades

This is the lacy outer layer that covers the nutmeg, a nut like seed of the nutmeg tree. It adds a mild nutmeg flavour to soups, sauces as well as sausages, pates & fish dishes.


Madras Curry

Madras Curry

A blend of dried coriander, turmeric, mustard, fenugreek, celery, cayenne, cumin, paprika, pepper, starch, ginger, onion, salt, garlic and cardamom. Used extensively in Indian cuisine.


Marjoram

Marjoram

Marjoram can be used to substitute oregano in many dishes adding a slightly sweeter aftertaste


Medium Curry Powder

Medium Curry Powder

Blend of cumin, coriander, turmeric and chilli and roasted before ground. Level of heat depends on the ratio of chilli used in the blend.


Mint

Mint

Mediterranean herb which adds a touch of freshness to all dishes. Can help reduce bloating and swelling after eating from trapped wind.


Mixed Herbs

Mixed Herbs

A blend of dried herbs mainly parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram and tarragon. Excellent addition to soups and casseroles.


Ginger Root

Ginger Root

Hot sweetish Southeast Asian spice used in marinades, Asian cuisine and baking. Used as a base in most curry mixes. May be used to treat digestion disorders and to improve circulation, travel and morning sickness.