The Cottage Spicery will be offering more herbs and spices in individual portions very soon. Please be patient with us as we build this page.
We have provided the botanical names of herbs so that you can identify these plants or seeds for your own garden.
Bay (Laurus nobilis) Revered
since the Romans crowned their heroes with a garland of its leaves, bay is bactericidal and fungicidal, with a savory, earthy flavor. Good with: Tomatoes, garlic, thyme, Spanish, Creole, French dishes, soups, stews, marinades and sauces. Shellfish boils, pickling brines, sausages. How to: Add a few rubbed bay leaves to roasting or stewing meat and poultry and to the water when cooking lentils, beans, rice, and vegetables. Fish out the used leaves before serving your dish, as they are not easy to chew. The one-ounce package is plenty for numerous meals.
Whole Bay Leaves - Organic
1-ounce package $2.50
Bay Leaf is featured in Cottage Spicery's Cajun Fruit Jar Herb Blend and Mama's Bouquet Garni
(Ocimum basilicum) Its
abundant essential oils make this herb aromatic and flavorful. It’s loaded with antioxidants, may have anticancer properties, help lower blood pressure, and is antimicrobial. The fresh leaves have a distinctive rich, mildly spicy, minty-peppery taste that has a hint of clove. It’s easy to grow in warm weather and if you can harvest fresh basil with your own plants or at your local Farmers Market, you can enjoy its leaves and edible flowers in everything from salad to
dessert. Though in dried form the flavor is less dramatic, it’s still Good with: fish, lamb, poultry, white beans, pasta, tomatoes, rice, cheese, eggs,
and in Italian, Mediterranean, and Thai foods. Add it to mild vegetables like carrots, zucchini, cauliflower, parsnips, spinach, cabbage and the like. Blends well
with lemon, thyme, garlic and onion. How to: Add by the dried teaspoonful to beef or vegetable stock, tomato or pizza sauce in place of oregano, sprinkle
it on chicken drizzled with olive oil and roast. Fresh basil is great in salads, pestos and added at the end of cooking, to preserve its texture and taste. One ounce
package contains about ½ - ¾ Cup of dried basil.
Basil Leaf, cut and sifted – Organic
1-ounce package $2.00
Basil is featured in Cottage Spicery's Flavorful Herb Quartet
(Capsicum annuum) Smoked,
mild and earthy, this chili pepper adds a spicy sweet taste along with vitamin C
and antioxidants. Technically it is a Jalapeno pepper, a plump, smallish chili named for Jalapa, a town in the Mexican state of Veracruz. When fully ripened and smoked, the jalapeno is known as a chipotle pepper. Dried and ground, it
retains the fire roasted flavor and punch of the pepper.
Good with: grilled and roasted meats and poultry, casseroles, cheese and dips, eggs, potatoes, corn, rice, pinto beans. How to: Use this spicy powder
sparingly – a little goes a long way! Sprinkle on roasted ears of buttered and salted corn, in any Mexican food or with other seasonings before grilling burgers, chops and chicken. A one-ounce package contains about seven Tablespoons, plenty for a dozen or more meals.
Chipotle Powder – Organic
1-ounce package $2.50
Chipotle is featured in Cottage Spicery's Smoky Chile & Garlic Seasoning