Herbs & Spices

We are a little…just a little!…obsessed about the freshness of our herbs and spices. We’re either grinding them ourselves, or they are ground at our request, but mostly we sell them whole so you can be the one to release the goodness! We’ve searched high and low for the freshest dried herbs, and we offer only the largest cuts…crush them as you add them to your favorite dishes for the best possible flavor.

Stock up on excellent quality basics, or try some new ones! We’re always glad to help, so please call or stop by the store for more information on products, current promotions and inspiration…


 

Ajwain Seed, whole
Ajwain Seed, whole
Similar to Thyme but more aromatic, as well as slightly bitter and pungent. Used widely in India and Africa, it is wonderful when slightly dry roasted, then crushed and added to a dish. Just a little adds a lot of distinct flavor. Add to lentils, and also bread dough. 2 oz. tin
Price: $4.95
Allspice Berry, Jamaica
Allspice Berry, Jamaica
Although it’s not actually a blend of "all spices," its taste and aroma remind many people of a mix of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.Gives an exotic twist to soups, stews, and curries and adds instant “comfort” to baked goods. 1 oz. tin
Price: $3.75
Anise Seed, whole
Anise Seed, whole
Lends a light licorice flavor and sweetness to baked goods–like Italian Pizzelles! Pairs very well with cinnamon when cooking, add the combination to clear broth, with fresh ground pepper and a few vegetables for a soothing soup. 1.95 oz. tin
Price: $4.95
Annatto Seed, whole
Annatto Seed, whole
Also known as Achiote seed, Annatto has a slightly bitter, earthy flavor and imparts a rich yellowish-orange color in Caribbean, Latin American and Filipino cuisines. Can also be sauteed in olive oil to color the oil and give a subtle taste. 2.75 oz. tin
Price: $4.25
Arrowroot
Arrowroot
A natural thickener, Arrowroot works well under low heat to thicken gravies & sauces. Best when used in acidic dishesand when you plan to freeze your food. Dissolve in cold liquid before adding to the pan. Also used as an alternative to wheat flour in baking. 2 oz. tin
Price: $2.65
Basil, California
Basil, California
Best known for it’s power to impart the taste and smell of Italy to sauces, pesto, salads or virtually any dish. It’s also at home in Asian cuisine, where it adds herbaceous flavor to stir-fries and soup stocks. .6 oz. tin
Price: $3.25
Basil, Egypt
Basil, Egypt
Basil from hotter regions of the world give a more “peppery” finish. Bolder in flavor than the California variety, Egyptian Basil is the strong flavor we tend to associate with the big, hearty flavors of pizzas and Italian cooking. .65 oz. tin
Price: $1.95
Bay Leaf, Turkey
Bay Leaf, Turkey
Bay leaves are used in soups, stews, meat and vegetable dishes. The leaves also flavor classic French dishes such as bouillabaise and bouillon. Great for Split pea and Veggie soups,or between vegetables on skewers before grilling. Priced per .25 oz. (approx. 12-15 whole leaves)
Price: $1.95
Caraway Seed, whole
Caraway Seed, whole
Great for use in sauerkraut, soups, and stews; makes a nice Irish Soda Bread. Sprinkle lightly over spice cakes before baking. Mix 1/4 cup melted butter with 1 to 2 teaspoons and spread on French bread or pour over green beans. 2 oz. tin
Price: $3.65
Cardamom, Black, ground
Cardamom, Black, ground
Bold and smoky, yet slightly minty, Black Cardamom is a “warming” spice. Use as a dry rub on beef, or add a pinch to lentil soup or sauteed greens. Great combined with other strong flavors like cumin, chilies and lime. Adds a mysterious kick to chocolate cake! 2.2 oz Tin $4.75
Price: $12.95
Cardamom, Green, whole pods
Cardamom, Green, whole pods
Essential to Indian spice mixes, and widely used in Germany and Russia for baking. Lightly crush pods, remove seeds and use to flavor rice, poached and braised dishes, and stews. Good with roast duck, poached chicken, in marinades or spiced wine. 1.5 oz tin
Price: $10.95
Celery Seed, whole
Celery Seed, whole
Useful for adding a celery flavor to foods when the "crunch" of celery is not desired. Stir some into clam, potato, or other creamy soups. Add a pinch to blue cheese dressings and spoon over ripe tomatoes. 1.75 oz. tin
Price: $2.95
Chives
Chives
A mild, onion-like flavor, with a hint of garlic. Great on lighter fish or with roasted chicken or potatoes. Adds a nice zing to tuna or chicken salad. .6 oz. tin
Price: $1.95
Cilantro
Cilantro
At home in many cuisines, Cilantro adds a distinct crisp, herby flavor to salsas, stir fries, even curries! Use just a pinch to perk up your dishes. .55 oz. tin
Price: $3.25
Cinnamon Sticks, Cassia
Cinnamon Sticks, Cassia
Minimum of 3 sticks. Priced per ounce.
Price: $1.95
Cinnamon Sticks, Ceylon
Cinnamon Sticks, Ceylon
Minimum of 3 sticks. Priced per ounce.
Price: $2.45
Cinnamon, ground, Ceylon
Cinnamon, ground, Ceylon
Referred to as “True” cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon has a complex, almost citrus-y flavor. It is amazing used simply, sprinkled over toast or roasted apples, as part of a spice rub on meats or added to sautées and stews. 1.6 oz. tin
Price: $6.45
Cinnamon, ground, Vietnamese Saigon
Cinnamon, ground, Vietnamese Saigon
The “cinnamon” we all know and love is actually from a plant called Cassia.Among the Cassia cinnamon offered to the world, Vietnamese Saigon is known to have the boldest flavor. Use when you want cinnamon to be the star.Bring out your best cinnamon roll recipe! 1.65 oz. tin
Price: $5.65
Cloves, whole
Cloves, whole
Whole cloves can be used to “stud”ham or pork roasts. Often used in African and Middle Eastern dishes, cloves add a distinctive flavor to roasted meats, or to infuse rice with flavor. Ground cloves can be used in baking to add a spicy warmth. 1.4 oz. tin
Price: $5.45
Coriander Seed, whole
Coriander Seed, whole
Native to Southern Europe as well as the Middle and Far East, this ancient annual herb, a member of the carrot family, is one of the most popular herbs in cuisine around the world. A main component of Indian curries, and pickling blends. 1.2 oz. tin
Price: $3.95
Coriander, Toasted, ground
Coriander, Toasted, ground
Surprisingly versatile, Coriander can be used to give an Indian flair to roasted meats, mixed with orange to rub on pork or ham, sprinkled into lentils or beans, sauteed with sausage, even added to cottage cheese and yogurt! One to play with! 1.7 oz. tin 1.7 oz Tin
Price: $9.95
Cumin Seed, whole
Cumin Seed, whole
The second most popular spice in the world, after black pepper. Cumin adds an earthy and warming feeling to dishes of almost any region, making it a great addition to stews and soups, as well as curries and your favorite chile recipe. 2.1 oz. tin
Price: $4.25
Cumin, Toasted, ground
Cumin, Toasted, ground
Same great smoky Cumin taste, only kicked up some more. Try it mixed with olive oil, thyme, garlic and chili pepper for a fantastic rub on chicken, then grill. Or; stir into lentil or bean soups. 2.05 oz. tin
Price: $9.95
Dill Weed
Dill Weed
Widely used in pickling as well as in German, Russian, and Scandinavian dishes. Sprinkle over salmon before baking and use in salad dressings. Delicate flavor, enhances fish, shellfish, vegetables, and dips. .6 oz. tin
Price: $3.25
Epazote Leaves, Mexico
Epazote Leaves, Mexico
Used as a seasoning herb for all kinds of stews, whether vegetable or meat, and with beans or refried beans (it helps with gas!). Especially good in Black Bean Soup! .8 oz. tin
Price: $4.25
Fennel Seed, whole
Fennel Seed, whole
Gives that distinctive taste to Italian sausage. Also interesting when used with seafood. Great in cole slaw and cold salads. Used in Scandinavia in rye breads and sweet pastries. Can also be mixed into soft cheeses and spread on baguette slices...yum! 1.65 oz. tin
Price: $2.75
Fenugreek, ground
Fenugreek, ground
Mostly used as a flavor element in curry dishes, Fenugreek has a unique aroma reminiscent of licorice and marshmallow. Use in pickled salads and condiments. Can also be used in desserts along with vanilla such as caramels, puddings and cakes. 1.85 oz. tin
Price: $3.25
Galangal, crushed and dried
Galangal, crushed and dried
Similar to Ginger, but with a pine-y and more peppery taste. Very popular in Thai dishes, use it in stir fry, add to curries, or to soups. Interesting mixed with garlic and used to season seafood. 1.1 oz. tin
Price: $3.25
Garlic, granulated
Garlic, granulated
What can we say? Garlic is good, and good for you! Even such a humble ingredient is so much better when it's fresh. Enjoy... 2.8 oz. tin
Price: $4.75
Garlic, Roasted, granulated
Garlic, Roasted, granulated
A more mellow, some say even more delicious, version... 2.8 oz. tin
Price: $9.95
Ginger, Candied
Ginger, Candied
Great for baking, or crushed slightly it makes a nice, soothing tea. Or; just a sweet snack! (priced per ounce)
Price: $3.25
Ginger, crushed and dried
Ginger, crushed and dried
In Eastern countries, Ginger is pickled, added to stir fry, rubbed on fish, used in curries, made into tea....In Western countries, it’s used frequently in baking–think Ginger Snap Cookies... Either way, it’s good stuff! 1.8 oz. tin
Price: $4.25
Juniper Berry, whole
Juniper Berry, whole
Imparts a sharp, clear flavor to roasted meats and game. Can also be used to season pork, cabbage and sauerkraut. Crush in a mortar & pestle before use to release all the flavor. 1.4 oz. tin
Price: $3.75
Lavender, buds, France
Lavender, buds, France
A classic herb in Provençal cooking, Lavender adds distinctive flavor to roast lamb or chicken and rustic stews. Enlivens vinaigrettes, soups and sauces. Mix into vanilla ice cream or add a pinch to homemade cookies or scones. .45 oz. tin
Price: $3.95
Lemongrass
Lemongrass
Lemony with hints of Ginger. Most often seen in South Asian dishes, it pairs well with Coconut. Use in teas, soups, and curries. Also nice with poultry, fish and seafood. Makes a refreshing tea. .5 oz. tin
Price: $1.95
Marjoram
Marjoram
Mellow taste and enticing scent make it a great “background”herb to use in many dishes. Complements lamb as well as beef and veal. Also blends well with parsley, dill, basil, or thyme. Try it in soups or stews. .4 oz. tin
Price: $1.95
Mint, peppermint
Mint, peppermint
Use with lamb, sprinkled in peas, or in chocolate desserts. Use mint in salad dressings, flavored tea, and zesty marinades. Stir into warmed apple or currant jelly for a quick meat sauce or dessert topping. .55 oz. tin
Price: $1.95
Mustard, Brown, whole
Mustard, Brown, whole
Go to the Recipe section to make your own mustard condiment...SO much better than that yellow stuff!! Mustard see can be added to cole slaw, cabbage, and relishes and used in a rub for pot roast, pork or lamb. Great in sauces. 2.1 oz. tin
Price: $3.75
Nigella Seed
Nigella Seed
Also known as Black Cumin or Kalonji, these seeds are an essential part of the Indian spice blend called Paanch Phoran. They have a pungent, slightly bitter taste and are often seen atop Naan bread. 2.2 oz tin
Price: $5.95
Nutmeg, whole
Nutmeg, whole
Nutmeg is not to be taken for granted. It is truly amazing when ground fresh into baked goods, over roasted “fall” fruits, grated into creamy soups and sauces, and as a “secret” ingredient in dark sauteed greens. (sold whole, priced per ounce)
Price: $2.65
Oregano, Greek
Oregano, Greek
This is the classic Pizza herb. Great with tomato, egg, or cheese based foods, and is also a great addition to many lamb, pork, and beef dishes. Make a savory sauce with olive oil, lemon juice and Oregano; drizzle it over grilled fish and poultry. .6 oz. tin
Price: $1.95
Oregano, Mexican
Oregano, Mexican
Mexican Oregano has a milder flavor than Meditteranean varieties. Use over roasted chicken, or “white” pizzas with mushrooms and greens. Because of it’s nice whole leaves, crush it fresh in your hands over any dish to release the best flavor. .5 oz. tin
Price: $2.95
Paprika, Hot Hungarian, ground
Paprika, Hot Hungarian, ground
Use to season and color rice, stews and soups, such as Hungarian Goulash, and when making sausages.Mix with ground meats to make a more interesting meatloaf or add to hamburgers and top with Swiss cheese and carmelized onions. 2.2 oz. tin
Price: $5.25
Paprika, Spanish Smoked, ground
Paprika, Spanish Smoked, ground
Spanish Pimentón is dried over oak wood fires to create a distinctive smoky flavor and aroma. Add to your chile recipe, or any tomato-based sauce. Sprinkle some over potatoes, toss with olive oil and thyme and roast. 2 oz. tin
Price: $5.25
Paprika, Sweet, ground
Paprika, Sweet, ground
SEA OF GALILEE Along with Hungary, Spain and the Meditteranean,Israel brings us delicious paprika with just the right balance of oil and sweetness. 2 oz. tin
Price: $5.25
Parsley
Parsley
Stretch homemade pesto by adding a generous amount of Parsley. Stir into sauteed garlic and olive oil for a savory, yet simple, pasta or teamed vegetable topper. Add directly to soups or salad dressings for a light spicy touch. .3 oz. tin
Price: $1.95
Poppy seeds, blue
Poppy seeds, blue
Mostly seen on baked goods such as breads and pastries, Poppy seed can surprise you. Try with honey on toasted bread, in cole slaw for color and texture. Or; sauteed in olive oil and sprinkled over roasted asparagus or root vegetables. 2.2 oz. tin
Price: $3.95
Rosemary
Rosemary
Rosemary's assertive flavor blends well with garlic to season lamb roasts, meat stews, and marinades. Adds zing to fish, tomato sauces, and vegetables. Toss with olive oil to dress roasted red potatoes or a sauteed mixture of zucchini and summer squash. .85 oz. tin
Price: $1.95
Saffron, Castillian, Spain
Saffron, Castillian, Spain
With a subtle taste somewhere between hay and honey, Saffron imparts a gorgeous orange hue to any dish it graces. Try some traditional Saffron recipes, such as Spanish paella and French bouillabaisse to get a feel for it, then play! It goes with Ceylon Cinnamon, Thyme, and Rosemary, and complements grains! .035 oz. tin
Price: $14.25
Sage, crushed
Sage, crushed
Rub Sage, cracked pepper, and garlic into pork tenderloin and roast. Great with chicken, lamb and adds another dimension when used with sausages. Try in corn breads, muffins, and other savory breads. .55 oz. tin
Price: $2.95
Savory
Savory
With a clean, piney fragrance and peppery flavor, Savory goes well with soups & stews. Also great with lighter dishes like fish or chicken. It’s a classic herb found in many traditional European recipes such as Ghoulash or Stuffed Peppers. .6 oz Tin
Price: $1.95
Sesame Seed, Black
Sesame Seed, Black
Popular in Chinese and Japanese cooking, Black Sesame seeds are the unhulled seed. They have a stronger, earthier taste. Also used like poppy seedsin Middle Eastern breads and cakes. 2.35 oz. tin
Price: $4.95
Sesame Seed, White
Sesame Seed, White
Very nice lightly toasted. Add to cookies, pastry, and yeast breads. Sprinkle over sauteed spinach, saucy eggplant dishes, and stir-fries. Blend with butter or mayonnaise to make a nutty spread for chicken, turkey, or tuna sandwiches. 2.35 oz. tin
Price: $3.25
Star Anise
Star Anise
Its licorice flavor enhances the slow cooked dishes that characterize Eastern Chinese cuisine. It's also the secret ingredient in many Vietnamese and Indian dishes. Add to soups and dishes where it can have some time to infuse the cooking liquids, or grind to blend in with other spices. .8 oz. tin
Price: $2.75
Sumac, ground
Sumac, ground
Sumac is the ground seed of a shrub that grows wild in subtropical climates. Known for its beautiful deep-red or purple color, it is used as a seasoning on rice, marinades and rubs for meat and poultry in Persian, Syrian and Lebanese cuisine.
Price: $7.95
Tarragon
Tarragon
Use as a flavoring for vinegar, in pickles, relishes, prepared mustards, and sauces. It’s slight licorice taste works well in quiche and with tomato-baseddishes. Chop small and try with fresh fruit salad. .55 oz Tin $3.95
Price: $3.95
Thyme, Morocco
Thyme, Morocco
Perfect in poultry stuffing and also nice in fish chowders and hearty soups. Rub minced garlic and Thyme over lamb, pork, or beef roasts. Pairs well with tomatoes in afresh tomato salad, or light sauce. 1.2 oz Tin
Price: $3.95
Turmeric, Organic
Turmeric, Organic
Primarily used in curries to impart a yellow gold color and subtle flavor, Turmeric is also nice added (just a pinch!) to egg salad. Used also for its extensive health benefits throughout India and Southeast Asia, it's added to most curries and rice dishes. 1.7 oz. tin
Price: $5.95
Vanilla, Whole Beans, Indonesia
Vanilla, Whole Beans, Indonesia
Use anywhere you’d use vanilla extract–1/8 bean per teaspoon of extract. Ask us how to use ‘em! When you’ve gotten all the yummy out, don’t throw out the pod! Put it in some sugar and let it infuse, or use in potpourri! (sold per bean)
Price: $7.15
Wasabi, powdered
Wasabi, powdered
Add small amounts of water to make a paste and enjoy with sushi. Or; dust lightly over grilled tuna or salmon. Blend into mayonnaise for a zesty spread for sandwiches or burgers. Add a pinch to your mashed potatoes– it’ll be our little secret! 2.1 oz Tin
Price: $4.25