Spice Category:

Minty

Thyme

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris Origin: The Mediterranean Flavour: Citrusy, peppery, fresh, sweet, warm, floral and minty. Uses: Marinade, sauce, soup, stew, spice blends, baked goods, cake, tea, chicken, stuffing, meat, fish, seafood, stock, beverages, vegetables. Dishes: Chicken...

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Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis Origin: The Mediterranean. Flavour: Woodsy, fresh, minty, warm with hints of citrus. Uses: Stuffing, sausages, tea, sauce, chicken, pork. Dishes: British bangers, British sage derby cheese, pasta with brown butter and sage, veal or chicken...

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Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis Origin: The Mediterranean. Flavour: Pine, citrus, woodsy, minty, peppery, floral. Uses: Vegetables, soup, pasta, stew, salad, chicken, meat, lamb, game meat, baked goods, fish, seafood, pork, cocktails. Dishes: Roasted vegetables with rosemary,...

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Peppermint

Peppermint

Mentha x piperita Origin: England, the Middle East. Flavour: Cool, sweet and refreshing. Uses: Tea, candy, salad, pasta, sauce, condiment, jam, potatoes, vegetables, lamb, curry, tagine, ice cream, dessert. Dishes: Peppermint tea, candy canes, vegetable tagine with...

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Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Cymbopogon citratus/Cymbopogon flexuosus Origin: Asia and Australia. Flavour: Warm, sweet, fresh with notes of citrusy lemon and hints of mint. Uses: Curry sauce and paste, tea, stew, soup, dessert, cake, cookies, beef, pork, salad, ice cream. Dishes: Bun bo xa ot...

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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis Origin: North Africa and the Middle East. Flavour: Citrusy with hints of mint, fresh and sweet. Uses: Cookies, bread, tea, vinaigrette, chicken. Dishes: Roasted chicken with lemon balm, steak with lemon balm, lemon balm pesto, fruit salad with...

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Lavender

Lavender

Lavandula Origin: India, The Mediterranean and The Middle East. Flavour: Very intense floral, hint of mint, earthy, sweet.*Lavender is a member of the mint family. Uses: Cake, jam, honey, cookies, bread, salad, tea, cocktails. Dishes: Baked salmon with lavender,...

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Hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis Origin: The Mediterranean and Southern Europe. Flavour: Floral mint, bright and fresh with a hint of bitterness. Uses: Braising, tea, cocktails, pasta, soup, salad, garnish, pâté, za’atar. Dishes: Chicken with hyssop, vegan Greek moussaka, beef...

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Horehound

Horehound

Marrubium vulgare Origin: North Africa, Central and Southwestern Asia and Europe. Flavour: Hint of mint, slight anise, warm, smoky, bitter. Uses: Candy, tea, chicken, fish, soup, salad, stir–fry. Dishes: Cough lozenges, tea, horehound jelly, horehound candy, horehound...

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Holy Basil

Holy Basil

Ocimum tenuiflorum Origin: Indian Subcontinent Flavour: Warm and sweet, anise with a hint of clove and mint. Uses: Teas, essential oil, salad, seasoning. Dishes: Chicken holy basil, holy basil chai, pad kra pao (holy basil chicken stir–fry), pork and holy basil, holy...

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Greek Seasoning

Greek Seasoning

Herb and Spice Blend Origin: The Mediterranean Flavour: Fresh, citrusy, warm, minty, hints of sweetness, savoury. Ingredients: Onion powder, oregano, garlic powder, basil, dill, black pepper, salt, cinnamon, parsley, marjoram, thyme, nutmeg, rosemary, paprika,...

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Epazote

Epazote

D. ambosioides Origin: Central America Flavour: Strong citrus, minty and fresh, anise notes, slightly medicinal, tar like. Uses: Soup, tea, enchiladas, quesadillas, stew, frijoles de la olla, vegetables, chicken. Dishes: Mexican inspired black bean soup, soup with...

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Costmary

Costmary

Tanacetum balsamita/Chrysanthemum balsamita Origin: The Mediterranean and Indian Subcontinent. Flavour: Spearmint and balsam with a hint of lemon. Uses: Salad, vegetable dishes, soup, cake, wild game, veal, poultry, ale, red meat dishes. Dishes: Vegetable soup, wild...

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