Nearly every pantry is stocked with black pepper, and for good reason. Earthy and pungent, black pepper enhances the flavour of meat, gives a spicy bite to soups and stews and brings layers of additional flavour to vegetables.
Delicious mint adds cool flavour to beverages, spring vegetables, or fruit and grain salads, and is a traditional seasoning for lamb, stews and marinades. Mint also brings a delicious herby-fresh flavouring to baked goods and frostings.
Peppery and minty oregano brings a world of flavour to a wide variety of foods. An assertive cousin to marjoram, oregano livens up classic Italian tomato sauce, Greek meats, fish dishes, and cooked and raw vegetables.
Pungent and strong, savoury garlic adds instant flavour into whatever you’re cooking. A member of the lily family, garlic is native to Central Asia and cousin to leeks, chives, onions and shallots.
With its fresh, piney flavour, rosemary is fantastic on grilled or roasted poultry, meats, vegetables and potatoes. This aromatic herb also adds a Mediterranean flair to tomato sauces or hearty stews.