Have you ever heard of:

* Chocolate and Apple varieties of mint?

* Basil seeds (which when soaked in water, develop a translucent coating and make a sweet & intriguing cocktail garnish)?

* an Alaskan Klee Kai?

* Blueberry-Mint or Apple-Sage sorbet?

* Pea shoots?

All small & delightful discoveries during my weekend, which you can experience, too:

* Mint varieties through Three Sisters Garden. Seasonal home-made sorbets from Seedling. Both vendors at the Green City Market.

* Spring mutter paneer (curried peas with Indian cheese in a creamy tomato sauce topped with fresh pea shoots) and Bollywood Rehab cocktail (effen vodka, passion fruit puree, Darjeeling tea, basil seeds, and mint) at Veerasway.