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Ingredient Of The Day: Yellowstone Carrot

May 9, 2017

The Yellowstone Carrot is a specialty variety of carrot with an earthy-sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Use it like you would regular carrots in Crudités, salad, soup, stew, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lovage

May 8, 2017

Lovage, aka Celeri Bâtard, Sea Parsley, and Wild Parsley, is similar to Celery Greens but with a stronger flavor. It has an aromatic-grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and is used as an herb, in salad, or for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Meyer Lemon

May 7, 2017

The Meyer Lemon is a variety of lemon with a floral-tart-slightly sweet favor. Its sweeter flavor works well with other springtime ingredients. Use for Ceviche, Aïoli, vinaigrette, and in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fava Bean

May 6, 2017

The Baby Fava Bean is a younger version of regular Fava Bean but the whole thing is eaten, pod and all. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use in tempura, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Loroco Flower

May 5, 2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The Loroco Flower is used in Latin dishes such as gordita and Pupusa. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-pungent-vegetal flavor and they pair nicely with cheese. Use as a garnish, in salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wild Arugula

May 4, 2017

Wild Arugula, aka Wild Rocket or Wild Italian Cress, is similar to regular Arugula but with a peppery bite. It has a vegetal-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and is used as a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, salad, Risotto, soup, pasta dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Seed

May 3, 2017

The Nasturtium Seed, aka California Caper and Nasturtium Pod, is a type of caper. They have a peppery-pungent-slightly spicy flavor and can be dried and used like Black Pepper or brined and used like a Caper for Tapenade, sauce, or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Softneck Garlic Scrape

May 2, 2017

The Softneck Garlic Scrape, aka Softneck Garlic Whistle, are the shoots that pop up around the garlic fields and they need to be removed so the garlic bulbs can grow properly. They are used like Green Garlic and have a musty-nutty-peppery flavor and can be chopped and added to Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Pesto Sauce, and sauces.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Raspberry

May 1, 2017

The Golden Raspberry is a variety of raspberry that is orange to yellow in color and has a tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used in desserts and baked goods like pies, crisps, and cobblers but because of their unique color they are usually used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Flowers

April 30, 2017

The Garlic Chive Flowers, or Chinese Chive Flowers, are the flowers that bloom from the Garlic Chive Bud. They have an aromatic-grassy flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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