Spices & Dry Herbs

Spices & Dry Herbs

Solex Fine Foods has forged an exclusive agreement with Quebec based Societe Original to provide a unique array of obscure and difficult to obtain spices and dry herbs. These interesting and unique products will provide a unique spin to any dish, bringing complexity and depth to our already exciting and varied offerings.


 

Piment d’argile

This pepper is cultivated in the clay soils of Howick without the use of machinery. The fruit is harvested by odor rather than color and is air-dried (rather than sun-dried), allowing it to keep much of its humidity. Dried on an unevenly spaced surface, the spice keeps a diversity of textures. The boreal micro-climate of the farm results in a score of five on the Scoville scale, a measure of its spiciness. The peppers have uncommon aromas of smoke and have a sweet finale. Available in 50 g Jars.

 

Piment d'argile

Piment d’argile

 

Café de fleurs

This wild infusion of plants is picked according to a botanical calendar by a group of herbalists. It is made up of coltsfoot, balsam fir, red clover and labrador tea. All were harvested in a forested area of the Matapédia region. Available in 100 g Tins.

 

Café de fleurs

Café de fleurs

Arctic rose

Shrub of a pleasant odor, indigenous to North America, the arctic rose is common in boreal climates and in the Canadian North. We pick tightly-bound rose buds not only for their floral scent, but also for aromas similar to the agean wallflower. Available in 40 g Jars.

 

Arctic rose

Arctic rose

 

La Boîte Spices

Inspired by his passion for spices and the stories they tell, Lior Lev Secarz began his own journey studying spices and their origins, eventually creating his own blends. Available in 1 lb and 1/2 lb containers.

 

 

Kuro Powder

Made from pulverized edible charcoal, traditionally handcrafted in Korea from organic red pine needles and known for centuries for its highly effective purifying, enriching and detoxifying qualities. Adds a dramatic black effect to pasta, rice or bread.

 

Kuro Powder