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Ingredient Of The Day: Bishop’s Weed

April 19, 2017

Bishop’s Weed, aka Fish Mint, Fishwort, Goutweed, and Heartleaf, is used as an herb and it has a fishy-minty-pungent flavor. Use sparingly as a garnish, in salad, vinaigrette, and many dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Bud

April 18, 2017

The Garlic Chive Bud is similar to the Chive with an aromatic-grassy-slightly sweet flavor and is used as a garnish. The buds grow at the end of the Green Garlic Chive or Yellow Garlic Chive and can be used together or separately.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pirat Lettuce

April 17, 2017

Pirat Lettuce, aka Red Butter Lettuce, Red Butterhead Lettuce, and Sprenkel, is a mild-grassy-sligthly bitter flavored salad green. It has a crisp-tender texture and is used in salad, sandwiches, and hamburgers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Garbanzo Bean

April 16, 2017

The Fresh Garbanzo Bean has a much different flavor and texture than the Dried Garbanzo Bean. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for Hummus, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Flower

April 15, 2017

The Fava Flower are the flowers that grow on the Fava Bean plant. They are delicate and have an earthy-floral-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lamb

April 14, 2017

Lamb is something you don’t think of as being seasonal but it is and more readily available in the springtime. Young lamb has a mild-slightly sweet flavor and comes in many cuts such as Rack Of Lamb, Leg Of Lamb, and Lamb Shank.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Asparagus

April 13, 2017

White Asparagus is a variety that is hardier than regular asparagus. It has an earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and a tough-woody texture. Blanch, boil, simmer, steam, sauté, or roast and use in a salad or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Miner’s Lettuce

April 12, 2017

Red Miner’s Lettuce, aka Indian Lettuce and Red Claytonia, is a delicate green with an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor. Because it is such a delicate green and attractive looking, it is best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pineberry

April 11, 2017

Pineberry is a delicate, sweeter variety of Strawberry. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Because they are such a specialty variety, they are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bok Choy Sprouts

April 10, 2017

Bok Choy Sprouts are a tender microgreen with a mild-vegetal flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used in salad and sandwiches.…

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