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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Radish Blossom

August 20, 2017

The Radish Blossom, or Radish Flower, is an edible flower with a floral-peppery-slightly spicy flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used for Risotto, salad and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Shiso

August 19, 2017

The Chinese Shiso leaf, aka Chinese Beefsteak Plant and Chinese Perilla is similar to regular Green Shiso and Red Shiso but with green and purple coloring. They have an earthy-minty-pungent flavor and can be used for salad, Sashimi, Spring Roll, and Sushi.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Holy Basil

August 18, 2017

Holy Basil, aka Tulasi or Tulsi, is an herb similar to Green Basil but with a more intense aromatic-citrus-earthy-floral-musty flavor. Use in similar ways as other basils in Caprese Salad, pasta sauce, Pesto Sauce, pizza, Risotto, and a vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Graffiti Eggplant

August 17, 2017

The Graffiti Eggplant, aka Sicilian Eggplant and Zebra Eggplant, have beautiful purple and white streaks. They have an earthy-fruity-musty flavor and can be used the same way as regular Eggplant in Baba Ghanoush, Ratatouille, relish, soup, stew, stir-fry, Tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amaranth Sprout

August 16, 2017

The Amaranth Sprout, or Amaranth Microgreen, is a tender salad green with a mild-slightly sweet flavor and is mostly used as a garnish but can also be used in a salad and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dried Black Garbanzo Bean

August 15, 2017

The Dried Black Garbanzo Bean, or Dried Black Chickpea Bean, is similar to regular Dried Garbanzo Bean. They need to be soaked and have a long cooking time and have an earthy-nutty flavor. Use for dips and spreads like Hummus, soup, stew, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mulberry

August 14, 2017

The Mulberry has a short season and is a unique berry because it is more similar to a dried fruit. They have a sticky sweet flavor and can be used in baked goods and desserts, chutney, compote and jam, crisp, cobbler, crumble, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jubilee Tomato

August 13, 2017

The Jubilee Tomato, aka Golden Jubilee Tomato, is an heirloom variety. They have a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for Caprese Salad, Gazpacho, salad, salsa, and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bull’s Blood Microgreens

August 12, 2017

Bull’s Blood Microgreens, aka Baby Bull’s Blood, is a small salad green. They have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and they are mostly used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Lime

August 11, 2017

The Black Lime, aka Dried Lime, is used a lot like a Preserved Lemon. It has an acidic-citrus-earthy-smoky-sour-slightly bitter flavor and is used in Middle Eastern cuisine, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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