30 January 2011 (part 2)

It’s not all about flowers – here’s our herb order from Chiltern Seeds:

Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi):

A new one for us.  The seeds are variously described as tasting like caraway, thyme, anise and/or oregano.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis):

Thai basil:


Culantro (Eryngium foetidum):

Also known as long coriander or saw tooth herb.  Part of our ongoing obsession with Southeast Asian cuisine.

Bronze fennel:


Green and red shiso (Perilla frutescens):

Also part of our obsession.  Yum.

Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum):

Another new one for us.  The bulbs and bulbils are supposed to have a lovely, mild garlic flavor.


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