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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronze Fennel Frond

July 13, 2017

The Bronze Fennel Frond is a variety of herb with an aromatic-floral-slightly sweet flavor. The delicate herb can be used for many things such as salad, vinaigrette, soup, and a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Watercress

July 7, 2017

Flowering Watercress is a wild variety of Watercress with an aromatic-earthy-grassy-peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use raw or cooked for salad, sandwich, soup, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Petal

June 29, 2017

Use the Sunflower Petal sparingly in salads and as a garnish because they have a slightly bitter flavor. They also have grassy-vegetal overtones and they will add a pop of color to dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Currant

June 12, 2017

The Red Currant, or Fresh Zante Currant, are small berries that are used for baked goods, jams, compote, and sauce. They need to be cooked because they have a very tart flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fennel Flower

June 10, 2017

Fennel Flower are the flowers that grow from the fennel plant and are best used as a garnish for savory and sweet dishes. They have an anise-aromatic-pungent-strong flavor and crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dwarf Nettles

June 6, 2017

Dwarf Nettles are young Stinging Nettles that have no sting so you can use them raw. They have a mild-grassy flavor and can be used for a garnish or salad.…

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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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