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Ingredient Of The Day: Persian Green Plum

May 25, 2017

The Persian Green Plum are unripe and usually cooked or pickled. They have a fruity-sour-tart flavor and firm-crisp-crunchy texture and are mostly used to make chutney.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cayenne Chile Pepper

May 24, 2017

The Cayenne Chile Pepper is a very spicy pepper that is usually dried and made into Cayenne Pepper. The fresh peppers can be braised, roasted, and smoked and used for salsa, sauce, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pioppini Mushroom

May 23, 2017

The Pioppini Mushroom, aka Velvet Pioppini, Black Poplar, Shimeji, and Willow Mushroom, can be foraged in the wild in China in the late spring and early summer but they are usually cultivated year round. They have an earthy-nutty-peppery flavor and dry-firm texture, which makes them hold up nicely to braising and sautéing. Use for soup, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ume Plum

May 22, 2017

The Ume Plum is a small plum that is cooked to create a jam or chutney. They have an acidic, sour, slightly bitter flavor and firm texture. They can also be cured or pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Green

May 21, 2017

The Nasturtium Green is from the nasturtium plant and is similar to Watercress with a peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a garnish, in salad, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rainier Cherry

May 20, 2017

The Rainier Cherry is a variety of cherry with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use in chutney, compote, jam, preserve, pies, sauce, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scorpion Chile Pepper

May 19, 2017

The Scorpion Chile Pepper, or sometimes called the Trinidad Scorpion Chile Pepper, is considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. You will only feel heat when using this pepper and won’t be able to taste much of anything else. Use extreme caution when handling and using this pepper.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hardneck Garlic Scrape

May 18, 2017

The Hardneck Garlic Scrape, aka hardneck garlic stem and hardneck garlic whistle, grow from the unharvested garlic bulbs. They can be used like Green Garlic and have a musty-peppery-pungent, strong flavor and work well in Hummus, sauces, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moringa Pod

May 17, 2017

The Moringa Pod, or Drumstick can be used as a vegetable when young. As they get older they grow seeds and the seeds can be used for other applications. The pods have a grassy-vegetal flavor and can be used for stew, soup, curry dishes, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Elderflower

May 16, 2017

The Elderflower is used as an edible flower or an herb. They have an anise-earthy-floral-fruity flavor and can be used as a garnish or to make a syrup, jam, preserve, or compote, and for a salad or cocktail.…

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