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Ingredient Of The Day: Sea Bean

March 24, 2018

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: Purple Gem Lettuce

March 23, 2018

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 as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Horseradish Green

March 22, 2018

The Horseradish Green, aka Horseradish Rapini, is a green with a pungent-vegetal-peppery-slightly bitter-slightly spicy flavor. Use raw or cooked for salad, stir-fry, Pesto Sauce, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Centennial Kumquat

March 21, 2018

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Longan

March 20, 2018

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum and they have a hard shell that is easy to peel with a “freestone” pit. The Longan has 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: Water Spinach

March 19, 2018

Water Spinach, aka Chinese Spinach, River Spinach, and Swamp Cabbage, is a lettuce that can be used cooked and raw. It has a nutty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for salad, soup, braising green, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 18, 2018

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, 2018

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 of cabbage 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: Green Garlic

March 16, 2018

Green Garlic or Spring Garlic are the shoots of the garlic bulb that grow in the springtime. You can use the whole shoot, they have a milder flavor than regular Garlic. They can be used in the same manner as garlic cloves for Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, sauce, salsa, soup, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon Cap Mushroom

March 15, 2018

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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