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.


Oregano

Oregano

Native to the Mediterramnean region, a perfect partner to tomatoes, aubergines and olives. Can withstand a certain amount of cooking and can therefore be used to flavour soups, sauces as well as grain dishes.


Parsley

Parsley

Rich in Vitamin C, iron and calcium. Great cleanser and tonic for the liver and kidneys and fortifier for the blood. Use in absolutely everything, from soups to stews to meat dishes to vegetable gratins. Main ingredient of bouquet garni.


Pickling Spice

Pickling Spice

A blend of ground coriander seed, yellow mustard seeds, chillies, ginger, cloves, black peppercorns, allspice berries, bay leaves, cassia bark and mace blades. used in the preparation of pickling vegetables and meats, and chutneys


Pink Peppercorns

Pink Peppercorns

Little or very mild flavour. Usually mixed with other coloured peppercorns.


Rosemary

Rosemary

Marries well with roasted dishes especially root vegetables and potatoes. Its essential oil is diuretic, stimulates the production of bile, improves digestion and can act as an antiseptic for the respiratory system.


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.


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