Set of five (5) Seasoning and Tea Samplers
Unable to decide what herb crafted item to try. We make samplers. In fact in this listing you can have 5 of our samplers and we will let you choose which ones you want. Pick 5 of those listed here (tell us in your buyer notes) and we will wrap them up in cellophane and ribbon and send them off to you.
Samplers to Choose from:
1- Marinade Sampler – three perfect marinade blends, several which can double as a dressing. You'll get Lemon Sage Marinade a great marinade for Chicken; Italian Dressing/Marinade makes both a salad dressing and a marinade for beef or chicken. Caesar Salad Dressing make your own traditional Caesar Dressing for a fresh, like a restaurant taste. Also wonderful as a marinade or dip for fish.
2- Grilling Sampler – This set contains three of our best totally salt free rubs for meat and poultry. Paprika Chicken Rub, the perfect blend of spices for chicken; 4 Spice Meat Rub a blend of 4 spices and a few herbs create a great rub for pork and beef; Grilled Meat Rub an inspired herb blend good on any grilled meat with marjoram, basil, oregano, rosemary, tarragon, sage, thyme & savory creating a grilling and roasting flavor explosion.
3- Dip Sampler -- for making edible treats for dipping this sampler has Marcy's Dill Dip, our best seller and most popular which makes an awesome low-fat version and no one can tell the difference; Tarragon Yogurt Dip a sweet concoction good with green vegetables and perfect basted on fish; Ranch Dressing / Dip, which can make a traditional buttermilk dressing but when blended with sour cream makes a great vegetable dip as well.
4- Cream Cheese Sampler - For making cream cheese spreads for crackers, cheese trays or cooking. This set contains – Butter 'N' Cheese, a popular blend because it can be blended with butter or cream cheese and with a hint of garlic is awesome on fresh vegetables or crackers; Cilantro Spread with the zip of cilantro, this blend can make a butter or spread and goes well with red wine (a cheese log recipe is included); Herbal Spread is a gentle flavor with dill and chives that makes a spread you can use on bread or crackers for a simple appetizer.
5- Salsa Sampler - This one contains all three of my salsa blends - Regular Salsa, Hot Salsa and Volcano Hot Salsa. Sample each of our progressively warmer salsa blends with fresh or canned tomatoes and see which one is your favorite.
6- Dressing Sampler -- This example contains 3 of our dressing mixes (me make 6): Italian Dressing and Marinade, our second best seller, this dressing makes a perfect marinade for chicken and beef as well as a traditional, but not bitter, Italian salad dressing; Patch French Dressing is a vinegar and oil French that is unique in flavor and can also double as a marinade; Ranch Dressing / Dip, makes a traditional buttermilk dressing, but when blended with sour cream makes a great vegetable dip as well.
7- Pasta Sampler – This set contains three perfect blends for making pasta sauces and tosses, both hot and cold. It includes Garlic and Herb Combination with a red sauce recipe, Boursin Herb Mix which normally makes a cream cheese spread can ban be used to make an Alfredo sauce. The recipe is included; and Pesto Blend with a perfect Pesto recipe. These mixes can also be used to make other things, including garlic breads to go with your pasta.
8- Seasoning Sampler -- A set of three of the most versatile shaker seasoning blends we offer, this set contains Herbs de Provence (a strong flavor good for marinades), Fines Herbs (a gentle flavor accented with parsley and chives), and DO-IT-ALL Seasoning (good on everything). All three are good with multiple dishes and cover a spectrum of flavors. Each comes with use tips and a recipe to get you started.
* Scented Bath Sampler - This Sampler gives a glimpse at the more than 25 unique bath blends created by the Backyard Patch, giving you a chance to explore the quality of our Bath Collection. It contains Lavender Bath Salts crafted with 4 types of salts including Epsom and sea salt, lightly scented with lavender essential oil and lavender flowers. After Shower Dusting Powder a cornstarch and arrowroot powder infused with powdered herbs of chamomile, lavender and lemon balm. Aromatherapy Milk Bath Essential oils of lavender, grapefruit and clary sage are blended with dry milk to create a perfect stress reducing aromatherapy with the added benefit of a soothing milk bath.
** Tub Tea Sampler - This Sampler gives a glimpse at the more than 25 unique bath blends created by the Backyard Patch, giving you a chance to explore the quality of our Bath Collection. This contains 3 of our popular bath tub sachets. Each is packed in an oversized tea bag: Relaxing Bath Tub Tea (our Original Tub Tea) a blend of rose, lavender and other herbs to cleanse and detoxify. Soothing Secret Garden Tub Tea a blend of rose, lavender, spearmint and Lemon Balm. Lemon Bath Bag Blend a blend of lemon balm, lemon verbena, rosemary, fennel seed and lemon peel.
Tea Samplers – We make more than 25 different varieties of herbal tea, so we crafted 5 different herbal tea samplers to help you find your favorites. Teas are in zip seal pouches with cotton tea infuser bags included for brewing. Available are:
A - Cinnamon Fun - This selection features three teas with Cinnamon as an ingredient. See how cinnamon works with lemon in Cinnamon Spice, with rose hips and hibiscus in Teatime and Afternoon Lift.
B - Chamomile Creations – Relaxing Chamomile is great apple-like flavor in tea and blended with other herbs only enhances it subtle nuances. In this sampler we have combined: Nerve Soothing, Rest Easy and Elmhurst Garden Walk Tea
C - Luscious Lavender – this sweet and floral herb is used in cooking too, but in teas it aids relaxation and reduces stress. We chose examples in Lemon Lavender Splash, Headache Relief, and Dreamtime teas.
D - Marvelous Mint – Cooling Mint is a sweet and robust flavor in tea. We have several teas with mint and this sampler includes our three favorites: Calming Spirit, Lemon Peppermint and Shakespeare.
E - Perfect Morning – A boost in the morning is wonderful and these herbal teas can all deliver that. This mix of teas includes those high in vitamin C and those with lifting qualities. It includes: Rose Blush, Work Cure and Zesty Lemon.
Like all full-sized blends from the Backyard Patch I guarantee an 18 to 24 month shelf-life, because I use only the freshest herbs. All Backyard Patch herbs are raised organically and are chemical and pesticide free.
For information on growing and using herbs and a showcase of our more than 150 herbal combinations for cooking, bath and tea, please visit our blog: www.backyardpatch.blogspot.com.
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