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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Pioppini Mushroom

May 23, 2017

The Pioppini Mushroom, aka Velvet Pioppini, Black Poplar, Shimeji, and Willow Mushroom, can be foraged in the wild in China in the late spring and early summer but they are usually cultivated year round. They have an earthy-nutty-peppery flavor and dry-firm texture, which makes them hold up nicely to braising and sautéing. Use for soup, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Green

May 21, 2017

The Nasturtium Green is from the nasturtium plant and is similar to Watercress with a peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a garnish, in salad, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hardneck Garlic Scrape

May 18, 2017

The Hardneck Garlic Scrape, aka hardneck garlic stem and hardneck garlic whistle, grow from the unharvested garlic bulbs. They can be used like Green Garlic and have a musty-peppery-pungent, strong flavor and work well in Hummus, sauces, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moringa Pod

May 17, 2017

The Moringa Pod, or Drumstick can be used as a vegetable when young. As they get older they grow seeds and the seeds can be used for other applications. The pods have a grassy-vegetal flavor and can be used for stew, soup, curry dishes, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Elderflower

May 16, 2017

The Elderflower is used as an edible flower or an herb. They have an anise-earthy-floral-fruity flavor and can be used as a garnish or to make a syrup, jam, preserve, or compote, and for a salad or cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Miner’s Lettuce

May 15, 2017

Miner’s lettuce, or Claytonia, is a delicate green with an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor. The stem, leaves, and flowers are all edible and they grow wild in Northern California and can be used as a garnish, or in a sandwich or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Squash Blossom

May 13, 2017

The Squash Blossom, aka Squash Flower, Zucchini Blossom, and Zucchini Flower, is an edible flower that grows from the top of summer squash and Zucchini. Before using you want to pull out the stamen and then they can be chopped and added to a salad or used as a garnish. In Italy they are stuffed with a cheese and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nettles

May 11, 2017

Nettles, or Stinging Nettles, are a braising green with a pungent-vegetal flavor. They do sting so you will want to handle them with gloves before cooking. Use in a Risotto, pasta dish, vegetable side dish, add to a soup, or purée for a nettles soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lovage

May 8, 2017

Lovage, aka Celeri Bâtard, Sea Parsley, and Wild Parsley, is similar to Celery Greens but with a stronger flavor. It has an aromatic-grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and is used as an herb, in salad, or for a garnish.…

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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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