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.
Common herb to Northern Italy and Europe.having a slightly bitter taste can be used in stuffings, casseroles and egg and cheese based dishes. It can help alleviate menopausal symptoms and painful periods.
the most expensive spice to date because the stigma of the crocus plant is picked by hand. Labelled the king of spices, it is highly aromatic with a slightly bitter taste adding a subtle flavour and golden tinge to many dishes. Available in fragile threads, it is used extensively in Spanish and Italian cuisines in the preparation of rice dishes and cakes. Rich in Vitamin B2 and riboflavin, saffron is used in the treatment of urinary and digestive problems.
Relative of the red pepper family, it is milder in flavour than cayenne but Hungarian paprika is hotter than Spanish paprika. A mellow sweet flavour used to lend a distinctive red colouring to food. Good for the heart and circulation.
Tandoori Curry Mix
A curry blend of coriander, cumin, salt, paprika, garlic, chilli, cinnamon and cloves.
Coriander, Cumin, Salt, Paprika, Garlic, Chilli, Cinnamon, Cloves
Marjoram can be used to substitute oregano in many dishes adding a slightly sweeter aftertaste
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.
Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Chilli
Mediterranean herb which adds a touch of freshness to all dishes. Can help reduce bloating and swelling after eating from trapped wind.
A blend of dried herbs mainly parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram and tarragon. Excellent addition to soups and casseroles.
sley, Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, Tarragon
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.
Ground Yellow Mustard
A blend of herbs (savoury, rosemary, oregano, marjoram and thyme) reminiscent of the South of France. Traditionally used in all French dishes especially vegetables.
Savory, Rosemary, Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme