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Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 18, 2018

The Fiddlehead Fern, aka Bracken, Brake, and Ostrich Fern, is a type of edible fern that grows in the springtime. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-firm-gelatinous texture. Blanch them first to remove any toxins and then sauté and use as a garnish or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Savoy Cabbage

March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Their will be a lot of Corned Beef and cabbage being cooked today. Savoy Cabbage is one of the many varieties of cabbage and it has a mild-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a braising green, for a vegetable side dish, in soup, stew, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic

March 16, 2018

Green Garlic or Spring Garlic are the shoots of the garlic bulb that grow in the springtime. You can use the whole shoot, they have a milder flavor than regular Garlic. They can be used in the same manner as garlic cloves for Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, sauce, salsa, soup, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon Cap Mushroom

March 15, 2018

The Cinnamon Cap Mushroom, aka Forest Nameko Mushroom, is a small sized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor and gelatinous-slimy texture. Sauté and use in soup, stew, stir-fry, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Pear Tomato

March 14, 2018

The Red Pear Tomato or Red Teardrop Tomato has a long growing season that starts in early spring. They have a tart-slightly sweet flavor and can be used as a garnish, for canapés, crudités, salad, and Salsa Crudo.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Root

March 13, 2018

The Garlic Root is the root of the garlic bulb and can be used for a flavoring in dishes. They have an earthy-mild-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and stringy texture and can be used as a garnish, in Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, salad, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sweet Lime

March 12, 2018

Sweet Lime is a variety of citrus with no acidity and a sweet-slightly bitter flavor. Use in sauce, vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Flower

March 11, 2018

The Pea Flower, aka Pea Blossom, is the flower that grows on the Pea Tendril. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tatsoi Flower

March 10, 2018

The Tatsoi Flower, aka Tatsoi Rapini, are the blossoms that grow on the Tatsoi greens in the springtime. They have an earthy-floral-vegetal flavor and can be used raw and cooked. Use as a garnish, in salad, Risotto, stir-fry, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Sapote

March 9, 2018

The White Sapote is a tropical fruit with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture. It has a green skin with large seeds in the center that must be discarded. The white flesh is the usable part of the fruit and it is similar to the Mamey Sapote. Use for out-of-hand-eating, in baked goods, in salad, and …

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