Watercress

Watercress

Watercress is a dark, leafy green grown in natural spring water. It belongs to the same family as broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts. Its versatility makes watercress great in soups, salads and eggs. Besides making an excellent plate garnish, watercress…

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Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary is a member of the mint family along with thyme, oregano and basil. Rosemary resembles lavender as its leaves look like flat pine needles touched with silver. Rosemary pairs well with rosemary chicken, lamb and vegetable soups and gives…

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Sage

Sage

Sage is a member of the mint family and is closely related to rosemary. Sage produces small, grey-green and deeply veined leaves. Its warm and musky essence is often used as the fragrant dressing that accompanies turkey, pasta and meat.…

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Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric comes from the turmeric plant and is commonly used in Asian cuisines, especially as a main spice in curry. Its taste is warm and bitter, and it is also used to colour or flavour curries, mustards, butters and cheeses.…

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Youngberry

Youngberry

Youngberries are a bramble fruit that resembles small blackberries. Youngberries have a tapering conical shape and have a deep wine colour when ripe. They are sweeter and more succulent than other blackberries, and its delicate texture allows for bursts of…

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Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarbs are characterised by their long crimson to light green stalks and topped with large green leaves. Although rhubarb is a vegetable, many people treat it as a fruit by using it on its own or with other fruits in…

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Bird’s Eye Chilli

Bird’s Eye Chilli

One of the hottest chillies in the chilli family, the Bird’s Eye Chilli packs a punch despite its size – measuring up to just 2-4cm in length. Used widely in Asian dishes, the Bird’s Eye Chilli is perfect to add…

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Parsnip

Parsnip

Parsnip belongs to the carrot family, and is native to Europe and Asia. It can be consumed fresh in salads or used as an ingredient of soups, casseroles, stews and various savoury dishes. Parsnips are in season during autumn, winter…

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Oregano

Oregano

Oregano is a versatile culinary herb used in many cuisines worldwide, especially Italian and Greek cuisines. It is particularly popular in pizza and tomato-based dishes, but it can also be added to sausages, soups and meat. Oregano is characterised by…

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Parsley

Parsley

Parsley is one of the most popular herbs in the world. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in soups, salads, stews and dishes with meat, fish and tomatoes. It belongs to the same family as carrot, cumin…

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Okra

Okra

Also known as a “lady’s fingers”, the okra originated in Africa. The most common types of okra include Annie Oakley, Purple, Chinese and Emerald. Okra seeds can be used to make a hot brewed drink similar to coffee. Okra is…

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Olives

Olives

The olive is a fruit that can be green, purple, black, dark brown and even pink in colour. Olives cannot be eaten directly from the tree since they are very bitter, so they need to be processed before they are…

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