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Chives, Garlic Geisha

By Madalina Voicu / December 21, 2015

Chives are one of the most popular herbs which look and taste similar to onions, but they are hardly used at their true value. Unlike the onion chives, Geisha Garlic resembles more with… garlic.   Origin and Short History of Chives Chives are considered both native from the old continent and the New World. There are […]

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Scallion Heshiko Bunching

By Madalina Voicu / December 21, 2015

We all know that scallions may be an important ingredient in a tasty food. If you want to try something special, the solution is definitely Heshiko Bunching scallion, a variety of heirloom bunching onion.   Origin and History of Onion and Scallion Ancient Egypt is considered the place of origin for the scallion. The Egyptians […]

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Lemongrass – Flavor and Taste

By Madalina Voicu / December 20, 2015

Few spices ignited the passions in European and American cuisines as strongly as lemongrass. Commonly used in South East Asia, lemongrass has become very much appreciated in recent years and used in oriental-inspired fusion dishes.

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Lemon Basil

By Madalina Voicu / December 20, 2015

Another species given to us by the king of the herbs would be Lemon Basil. Having an unforgettable lemon scent, this herb brings new flavors to the food when used raw. As you probably know from the previous articles, I am fascinated about the legends that surround this spice. Some people considered it sacred while […]