Basil in cooking is used to flavor sauces, meat, fish as well as soup and salads. It goes well with garlic, rosemary, sage and raw oil. It can be used as a beverage and has many therapeutic properties and can also be used in the making of breads something we find only in Greek tradition. Its rich aroma is due to its volatile oil and the camphor that it has gives it its warm and dry character.
Its sweet aroma is crucial for a great stew (octopus, rabit, etc.), steamed potatoes, fish in the oven, broths, marinates and of cource traditional greek lentils. Bay leaves are also used as an aromatic for vermouth, sweets and icecreams.
Collected in mountain farms of the Greek region, it has a distinctive bold flavor. Mostly used in cooking as a spice in a variety of recipes such as fish, meat, sauses, soups, vegetables, salads, pasta, cheese, eggs even on butter.
It is mainly found in Mediterranean countries, in warm and dry places and it is particularly sensitive to cold. It is used as an aromatic in vermouth, ice cream, sweets, bakery, soup, pasta and canned meat. The useful parts of the plant are its leaves and its fruit without its stones since they are considered to be toxic. The essential oil that comes from the seeds has many therapeutic properties. Its sweet essence is essential in stew (octopus, rabbit, hare), potato casserole, fish in oven, marinated beef broth for hunting and lentils.
Aegean Sea, a mossaic of islands, people, cultures and flavours. Refreshing, tasteful and light! A breath of fresh air, summarized in the scent of the Spearmint. Sage and rosemary are “hidden” flavours like the beauties hidden all around the Aegean. Just take a breath and dive into a journey to a myth!
For centuries, people are using chamomile as inflammatory, since it has a mild sedative action and as a therapeutic means for a stomach ulcer. Also, many have recorded chamomile’s antioxide properties as well as the antibacterial properties that the essential oil from the chamomile flower has.
Secret pleasures of herbs begotten of Aegean weather. Windy winters which “break” the islands with the sea lead to salty dry summers whose heat can torch rocks. Rough conditions, conditions loved by these herbs, which produce strong spicy flavours full of essential oils. A well balanced combination of island spirits.