Use these wild herbs and spices, harvested in Canada's ancient Boreal forests of Quebec province, sparingly with all kinds of dishes to add some exciting flavour profiles.
Épices de Cru Balsam Fir Tips
in a nutshell: Deliciously fruity and intense Balsam Fir Tip buds enhance all sorts of savoury dishes and desserts. These young spring Balsam Fir Tip buds promise exceptional fruity flavour....
Épices de Cru Sweet Fern
In a nutshell: Dried sweet fern leaves have distinct aromatic notes, including honey, eucalyptus and pine. Sweet Fern, or Comptonia (Comptonia peregrina) is a plant that closely resembles a fern and is...
Épices de Cru Spruce Tips
in a nutshell: These delicate spruce tips are used in Canada for the popular Spruce beer and increasingly by adventurous chefs in their recipes. Black spruce (Picea mariana) is found across Canada. Its...
Épices de Cru Spruce Needles
£12.00– Sold Out
In a nutshell: Aged for five years, use these exquisite spruce needles to perk up game, meat, salmon and desserts. Spruce needles (Picea mariana) elevate both sweet and savoury dishes....
Épices de Cru Green Alder Pepper
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In a nutshell: A wild-foraged spice with a delicate, complex peppery flavour. Green Alder Pepper (Alnus viridis), or Dune Pepper, is the catkin (or flower cluster) of a variety of Green Alder. It...
Épices de Cru Prickly Ash Pepper
In a nutshell: A small, wild pepper from Quebec, with a bold citrus aroma. Very rare, it’s well worth discovering! North American prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum Miller) comes from the same family...