Lemon Thyme

Lemon Thyme

Also called citrus thyme. Has small, heart-shaped leaves. Many forms have variegated leaves of green and yellow. Has a distinct lemon smell and flavour. Thought to be milder in flavour than common thyme. Excellent as part of a fish or…

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Thyme

Thyme

Perennial herbs native to Europe, northern Africa and Asia. There are a number of thyme species in cultivation. Thyme has a peppery flavour. Common thyme T. vulgaris is the most used culinary herb, used extensively in Mediterranean and French cooking.…

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Tarragon

Tarragon

A member of the wormwood family, tarragon is a perennial herb native to Europe and North America. Sold as dried leaves or fresh branches. Leaves are glossy green, lance-shaped up to 8 cm long. Spicy flavour like aniseed. French tarragon…

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Chives – Garlic

Chives – Garlic

Characterised by their flat, garlic-flavoured leaves, these chives are used as a garnish in Vietnamese rice paper rolls, as an addition to soups and to Thai noodle dishes. They are also an essential element in Chinese chive pancakes and omelettes.…

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Chervil

Chervil

A herb native to Asia, but has been used in Europe for centuries, where chervil soup is traditionally consumed on Holy Thursday. Included in the traditional French fines herbes mix (with parsley, tarragon, and thyme). Also called French parsley. Sold…

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Thai Basil

Thai Basil

This is a tropical variety of sweet basil and is recognizable by its purple stems and flower spikes and distinct aniseed perfume. It figures prominently in Thai curries and seafood stir-fries and is added to Vietnamese salads and soups, particularly…

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Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf

Banana leaves are used for wrapping food to be cooked by steaming, boiling or grilling and they impart their own fragrance to the foodstuffs they enclose. They are also made into cups to hold custards and salads. They should be…

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Buddha’s Hand

Buddha’s Hand

Buddha’s Hand is a variety of the citron – one of the most ancient of the citrus family. Ripe fruits have extremely fragrant, thick, yellow, rind, and contain no pulp. It is mainly used to perfume a room or clothing…

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Truss Tomato

Truss Tomato

Sold as 3 or more tomatoes still attached to the vine, or truss. Picked when ripe to retain flavour and aroma. Round smooth fruit with a deep red colour. Medium sized: 50-70mm in diameter. Excellent flavour as they are ripened…

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Pecan Nut

Pecan Nut

This nut is a type of hickory native to the USA. The pecan tree is large (up to 30m) and is can still be found growing wild in the US and Mexico. Pecans were an important food source for many…

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