Dill weed should have a rich green color, never gray or brown. Try it dusted on fish fillets or added to vegetable sauces and chowder, but be sure to add this herb just prior to serving as heat will deteriorate the fine flavor. Perfect with chilled, raw vegetable dishes as well.
MEDICINAL: Dill tea is calming, making it useful for insomnia, jitteriness and upset stomach. It can also have a diuretic effect.
Durango Hickory Smoked Salt is created when delicate Pacific sea salt flakes are naturally smoked over premium Hickory hard wood. The resulting smoke flavor is full and clean without the bitterness. There are no artificial flavors added. Hickory smoke is synonymous with southern cooking. Durango works magic with ribs, burgers, red meat, turkey, and chicken.
ORIGIN: USA - Pacific Ocean
Epazote characterizes the taste of Mayan cuisine in the Yucatan and Guatemala. Use epazote in soups, meat dishes, and especially to enhance huitlacoche, mushrooms, bean and chile-based foods such as refried beans (frijoles refritos), frijoles negros, moles, or rice and beans.
MEDICINAL: Helps prevent flatulence.
A delicious pick-me-up for almost any recipe, our espresso sugar is made with freshly ground roasted espresso beans and organic, all-natural cane sugar. Full of robust flavor, this sugar adds a burst of espresso flavor to desserts, spice rubs, grilled meats, or the rim of a cocktail.
Bulk Uses: Coffee Bars - Dessert Toppings - Ice Cream Bars - Manufacturing - Sugar Bulk Bars - Baking - Drink Rimmer - Restaurants - Catering - Main Dishes – Grilling
The Gumbos and Jambalayas, blackened grey-fish and grilled meats of the Cajun and Creole cooks of Louisiana are all flavoured with this spicy mix. Ingredients: Paprika, pepper, fennel, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, garlic and onions.
Falafel is very popular in the Middle East as a fast food. Vendors sell it on the street corners in Cairo. As a main dish, it is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, and tahini. As an appetizer, it is served on a salad, or with hummus and tahini. Falafel is a favorite among vegetarians.
Fennel pollen enhances the flavors of everything. From seafood to beef; poultry, pork or vegetables: Fennel pollen is that secret ingredient. No matter what you use it on, the mysterious taste – neither like fennel seed nor anise, and a bit like curry – will add a special dimension. Hand-collected from wild fennel growing on the coastal and inland fields of sun-drenched California.
Fennel yields both a herb and a spice, it is used especially as a court bouillon for poaching fish and seafood. Flavours breads, cakes and confectionery. An ingredient in Chinese Five Spice and some curry powders. Several liquors are flavoured with fennel, including fennouillette, akvavit, gin and absinthe.
MEDICINAL: Good remedy for gas and indigestion. Used as a wash for eyestrain and irritations.
Fenugreek is a delicious herb that is still mostly unknown in the West. It is a favorite in India and the Middle East, where its mellow, earthy taste enhances soups, stews, curries, and fried pastries. Also delicious in flatbreads like naan and chapati.
MEDICINAL: A digestive aid, it reduces the sugar level of the blood and is used in diabetes in conjunction with insulin. It also lowers blood
pressure, relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection.
The major use of fenugreek is in curry powders, figuring in many mixtures, especially vindaloo and the hot curries of Sri Lanka. Chutneys and pickles incorporate it as it gives a tangy aroma to vegetables. It is bitter raw, but when roasted, it has a maple syrup aroma and nutty taste.
MEDICINAL: Supposed to help with blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure, relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection. Also a folk remedy for hair loss.
Fines herbes is a delicately balanced combination of finely flavoured herbs found in French cuisine. They go well in egg dishes like omelets or quiche and insauces and butters. Note though, that if a recipe calls for fresh fine herbs, use only one third of what is called for when using a dried blend.
A herb based mix of Dill Pollen, Parsley, Onion, Garlic and green peppercorns, with mustard, lime and other spices, this goes well with steamed or foil-baked fish.
Used in bread, pancakes, baking, muffins and as a healthy substitute for eggs in baking. Unlike ground flax seed, whole flax has a long shelf life of close to a year.
MEDICINAL: Soluble fiber prevents heart disease, stabilizes blood sugar levels for people with diabetes and omega 3s help against inflammation and arthritis.
Fleur de Sel by Le Trésor is from the Guérande region of France and is certified Organic. This is truly the best of the best of French gourmet sea salts.
Perfect for pork tenderloin, chops or just on a roast. Works great with chicken and vegetable dishes as well. Fennel pollen is the main seasoning in this blend and gives it a unique, light fennel taste without being too overpowering. Try it mixed with honey or lemon for an amazing flavor.
Key ingredients in this fish rub include black pepper, coriander, cumin, star anise, onion and dill. Created by our very own Ryan, a Vancouver native!
Fumee de Sel by Le Tresor is unlike any smoked sea salt available. Fleur de Sel is cold smoked with Chardonnay oak chips to preserve the mineral content and natural flavor of the salt.
Le Tresor – Fleur De Sel is smoked from seasoned French oak wine barrels, which for years have been used in the aging of fine wines. The five to seven year old barrels are hand selected for wood smoking chips.
Starting with salt crystals that are hand raked in France and ending with the all natural smoking that has to be done in very small batches. This unique smoked salt is hand made from start to finish. The crystals are smoked to a light toasty brown and have a deep smoke flavor without being bitter. The moist Fleur de Sel crystals readily absorb the natural smoked flavors of the oak and chardonnay.
Uses: Finishing, roasting, spice blends, salads, meats, seafood, sauces/soups