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Whole, ground or
Uses:Where heat is desired, this will do the trick. Such as in sauces, soups, egg
dishes, mexican dishes, etc.
A mild vinegar made from rice.
Used mainly in Asian cooking.
White with red and pink veins. Less piquant. Smoky, nutty flavor.
Uses: Superb in spring salads.
White, yellow, orange, pink and red flowers.
Sweet to bitter. Red flowers have a mineral flavor. Lighter
coloured varieties are more delicate in taste.
Uses: Great in jams, sugars, vinegars, syrups, jellies and teas.
Part of the mint family.
Uses: Stuffings, roasted dishes, i.e. lamb, pork, beef, poultry, and
The five-lobed stalked fruits of the rue bush have a warm bitterish flavour similar to
but not the same as rue leaf. They were used in ancient Roman cookery; Apicius calls for them
particularly in fish dishes and sauces for fowl and venison. In more recent times, they appear
to be used only in Ethiopian cuisine, ground rue berries being an important ingredient of the
hot 'berbere' sauce. The Ethiopian name, 'tenadam', means 'health of Adam' referring to their
Rue is a herb used extensively in ancient Roman cuisine, and one of the bitter
herbs used at Jewish Passover. In small quantities it goes well in salads and egg dishes.