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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 9, 2018

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to the Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Huckleberry

September 7, 2018

The Red Huckleberry is a small summer berry with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used raw or cooked in baked goods, desserts, jams, and preserves. Also, try using them for crisp, crumble, cobbler, buckle, galette, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cutting Celery

September 4, 2018

Cutting Celery, aka Dutch Cutting Celery, Italian Celery, Leaf Celery, Smallage, and Wild Celery, is different then regular Celery Greens because they are primarily grown only for the leaves. The have an earthy-anise-aromatic-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. They can be used cooked or raw as an herb, braising green, garnish or salad green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Xoconostle

August 25, 2018

The Xoconostle is a golf ball sized fruit that is grown on the cactus and used for sweet and savory applications. They have a sour-tart flavor and firm texture and are used similar to Tomatillo. They are best used for salsas and cocktails like margaritas.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 22, 2018

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lavender

July 23, 2018

Lavender is an herb with an aromatic-floral-pungent-slightly bitter flavor that can be used in desserts and savory dishes. Try the herb in marinade, vinaigrette, garnish, and Watermelon Feta Salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Loganberry

July 21, 2018

The Loganberry is a hybrid of Blackberry and Raspberry. The fruit is a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, jam and preserves, sauce, and chutney.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronze Fennel Frond

July 20, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

The Sunflower Petal is an edible part of the sunflower plant. They have a slightly bitter-grassy-vegetal flavor and they will add a pop of color to dishes. Use sparingly in salads or for a garnish because of the  slightly bitter flavor.…

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