Bouquet Garni literally means garnish. Many variations exist for this blend. Our bouquet garni consists of an aromatic blend of thyme, parsley, marjoram & crushed bay leaves. Use our reusable muslin tea bags and add 2 tsp for a recipe for 4-6 people. This blend is strong enough for slow cooking. This gourmet collection of herbs is widely used in French provincial dishes.
An array of fragrant, aromatic herbs imparts a wonderful herby flavour to many stews, soups and sauces.
All of our blends are full of beneficial herbs and spices to your health. They are preservative-free, additive-free, filler-free, low or zero salt. The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way and using our herbs and spices blends to create the flavour in your dishes is a good way to incorporate the health benefits of beneficial herbs and spices without the calories.
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavoursome variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. When ground, its grey in colour as the seed inside is white. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat and it is used in all cultures and types of cuisine especially in Moroccan and Middle East cooking. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
Green Peppercorns are the unripe berries picked green from the peppercorn plant, it is the same vine that produces the black pepper. Green peppercorns are subtler in flavour than black peppercorns but have a distinct fresh hot bite. They can be used in many savory dishes and are tend to be used more for terrines, pates, or rich food like pork & duck. It is also used as a garnish and in the pepper mill mix.
Pepper Mill Mix is a blend of pink, green, white and black whole peppercorns, which produce beautiful colours. The pepper is noted for its strong aromatic pungency. This exotic blend complements most dishes with its amazing flavours due to each of the different peppercorn taste. It is good for use in grinders.
Sesame seeds Black are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. These are the unhulled form of white sesame seeds & have a more crunchy texture. When chewed they have a similar nutty flavour with a hint of extra sharpness. Used more in savoury dishes like stir-fry vegetables & Japanese seasonings. Due to its deep, rich aroma and oil-rich, nutty flavour, they are preferred over white sesame in East Asian cuisines, especially in Japanese and Chinese cooking. We also stock Sesame Seeds White.
Tarragon leaves are one of the four fines herbs and a key ingredient in French cuisine. It is popular in European cooking due to its distinct appetite-pleasing taste. Tarragon herb has narrow, pointed dark green leaves which give a warm, minty anise-like aroma, reminiscent of anise or licorice flavour. Its sweet-tangy aroma with a slightly bitter taste is much liked in egg dishes, cream soups, poultry roast, mustards, or as a tarragon vinegar. Tarragon is an essential herb in Béarnaise and tartare sauce. However, it can easily dominate other flavours so should be added carefully. It is also rich in phytonutrients as well as antioxidants that help promote health and prevent diseases.
Madras Curry blend is characterized by a delicious rich earthy tangy flavor, mild heat, and intense yellow color. Although it is not a traditional Indian spice blend, its history goes back to British colonial rule and the city of Madras in southern India.