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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Centennial Kumquat

March 22, 2017

The Centennial Kumquat is a variety of Kumquat with a fruity-sour-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use for baked goods, compote, jam, preserves, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Green

March 20, 2017

The Fava Green or Fava Tendril is the green from the Fava Bean. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use raw or cooked for salad, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 18, 2017

The Fiddlehead Fern, aka Bracken, Brake, and Ostrich Fern, is a type of edible fern that grows in the springtime. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-firm-gelatinous texture. Blanch them first to remove any toxins and then sauté and use as a garnish or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Savoy Cabbage

March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Their will be a lot of Corned Beef and cabbage being cooked today. Savoy Cabbage is one of the many varieties and it has a mild-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a braising green for a vegetable side dish, in soup, stew, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Rapini

March 16, 2017

Arugula Rapini is when the wild greens begin to mature and are hardier than regular Arugula. They have a peppery-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and because of their tough texture they should be cooked. Use in pasta dishes and Risotto, on pizza, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sweet Lime

March 15, 2017

Sweet Lime is a variety of citrus with no acidity and a sweet-slightly bitter flavor. Use in sauce, vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: ChicharrĂ³n

March 14, 2017

Chicharrón or Chicharrónes are pork rinds that have been fried and puffed up. They have a salty-smoky flavor and crunchy texture and are often served as a snack but they also make a great garnish for dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Curly Endive

March 13, 2017

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 for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Purple Artichoke

March 12, 2017

The Baby Purple Artichoke is a small variety of Artichoke with an earthy-nutty-vegetal flavor. Simmer, braise, roast, or steam them and use for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Flower

March 11, 2017

The Pea Flower, aka Pea Blossom, is the flower that grows on the Pea Tendril. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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