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Ingredient Of The Day: Italian Dandelion

April 2, 2017

Italian Dandelion or Red Dandelion can be used as a salad green or a braising green. It has a slightly bitter-tangy flavor and tender-crunchy texture and can be used as a garnish or in a soup or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarind

April 1, 2017

Tamarind, aka Indian Date & 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: Longan

March 31, 2017

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum and has a hard shell that is easy to peel with a “freestone” pit. They have a sweet-floral flavor and can be used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, or for a sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Tendril

March 30, 2017

The Pea Tendril or Pea Green are the greens that sprout from the pea pods. They have a sweet-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used as a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Onion Scrape

March 29, 2017

The Onion Scrape, aka Onion Whistle, are the shoots that sprout from the onion when growing in the ground. They have an earthy-floral-musty- pungent-vegetal flavor and can be used as a garnish or any application that calls for onion.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sea Bean

March 28, 2017

The Sea Bean, aka Glasswort, Samphire, and Sea Pickle, is a water vegetable that grows in the ocean. It has a grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and crunchy texture. It is best used as a garnish to add a splash of color, crunch, and salty flavor to a dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon Cap Mushroom

March 27, 2017

The Cinnamon Cap Mushroom, aka Forest Nameko Mushroom, is a small sized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor and gelatinous-slimy texture. Sauté and use in soup, stew, stir-fry, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Guava

March 26, 2017

The Guava is a tropical fruit with an acidic-aromatic-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, compote, jam, and sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Gem Lettuce

March 25, 2017

Purple Gem Lettuce, aka Purple Little Gem Lettuce, is a salad green with a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, and for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Bean

March 23, 2017

The Fava Bean or Broad Bean needs to be removed from the pod and then skin removed. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use in salad, Risotto, pasta dish, and a vegetable side dish, or purée and use for a spread.…

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