Looking to acquire a green thumb? This little box (seriously--it's 4 inches high and 3 inches wide) contains everything you need to sow and grow your own aromatic basil and spicy chili peppers.
How it Works
Magic. Just kidding. (Sort of.) Inside each box is one packet of seeds, one starter pot, and one compost disc. Put them all together, place by the kitchen window, add some water, and you're on your way to throwing fresh ingredients into that pasta or salsa.
How to Use
You could write a whole cookbook on basil, but for starters: Blitz it with pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan, and olive oil for pesto, or roughly chop it up with tomatoes and toss them both in a simple dressing. The possibilities are equally endless for the chili peppers. Dice up your fresh chilies and toss into dips or entrées to add a touch of heat.