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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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Ingredient Of The Day: Star Cucumber

April 29, 2017

The Star Cucumber is similar to regular Cucumber but with a star shape. They are grown in a mold to get their shape and they have a mild-salty-slightly sweet flavor are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Meadow Cress

April 28, 2017

Meadow Cress, aka Lady’s Smock and Meadow Foam, is an edible weed with an aromatic-grassy-peppery-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a garnish and in salads and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Radish Blossom

April 27, 2017

The Radish Blossom, or Radish Flower, is an edible flower that grows at the end of radishes. They have a floral-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and can be used as a garnish, in salad, Risotto, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Grass

April 26, 2017

Lemon Grass, or Citronella Grass, is used as a flavoring and it has an aromatic-citrus-tangy flavor and woody texture. Use it to flavor sauces, soups, and stews or use in a marinade or paste or use in cocktails.…

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