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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Bishop’s Weed

April 11, 2018

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Garbanzo Bean

April 10, 2018

The Fresh Garbanzo Bean has a much different flavor and texture than Dried Garbanzo Bean. They require less cooking time and 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: Purple Asparagus

April 9, 2018

Purple Asparagus is similar to Green Asparagus and has a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use in the same way as regular Asparagus for salad, soup, crudités, Prosciutto Crudo, Risotto, and pasta dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Strawberry

April 8, 2018

The Green Strawberry is an unripe Strawberry that is usually used in savory cooking. They have an acidic-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and can be used as is or pickled. Use for a garnish, in relish, salad, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Flower

April 7, 2018

The Fava Flower is the flower that grows 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: Ramp

April 6, 2018

The Ramp, or Wild Leek, is similar to a spring onion with an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor. Use them whole and braise, roast, sauté, or grill for a sauce, garnish, Risotto, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarind

April 5, 2018

Tamarind, aka Indian Date and Tamarindo, is used for flavoring dishes such as chutney, curry, jam, preserves, sauce, soup, and stews. It has an acidic-sour sweet flavor when it is young and a slightly sweet flavor when it matures. Peel the brittle pod and remove the pulp and cover with boiling water and then make …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Curly Endive

April 4, 2018

Curly Endive, aka Chicory Endive, is a green that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Strawberry

April 2, 2018

The White Strawberry, aka Alpine Strawberry and Beach Strawberry, is a specialty variety of strawberry with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use in a fruit dish, fruit purée, salad, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Bean

April 1, 2018

The Fava Bean or Broad Bean is a fresh shelling bean that needs to be removed from the pod and then blanched to help remove the outer skin. They are labour intensive to prepare but worth the trouble. The Fava Beans have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used in salad, Risotto, pasta dish, …

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