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Ingredient Of The Day: White Asparagus

April 23, 2018

White Asparagus is a variety that is hardier than Green Asparagus. It has an earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and a tough-woody texture. Blanch, boil, simmer, steam, sauté, or roast and use in a salad or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Star Cucumber

April 22, 2018

The Star Cucumber is similar to regular Cucumber but with a star shape. They are grown in a star shaped mold to get their shape and they have a mild-salty-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Italian Dandelion

April 20, 2018

Italian Dandelion, aka Red Dandelion, can be prepared raw or cooked. It has a slightly bitter-tangy flavor and tender-crunchy texture and is used as a garnish or in a soup or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pomelo

April 19, 2018

The Pomelo, or Chinese Grapefruit, is a variety of citrus with an aromatic-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use the Pomelo segments in a salad or fruit dish and use the juice for a vinaigrette, marinade, Aïoli, or in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Hawaiian Salt

April 17, 2018

Red Hawaiian Salt or Red Alaea Salt is a variety of salt from Hawaii. The specialty salt has a mild-earthy-salty flavor and is best used as a finishing salt or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Flower

April 15, 2018

The Nasturtium Flower is an edible flower that is available in spring and summer. They have a floral-mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pineberry

April 14, 2018

The Pineberry is a more delicate and sweeter variety of Strawberry. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Because they are such a specialty variety they are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Radish Blossom

April 13, 2018

The Radish Blossom, or Radish Flower, is an edible flower with a floral-peppery-slightly spicy flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used for Risotto, salad and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bishop’s Weed

April 11, 2018

Bishop’s Weed, aka Fish Mint, Fishwort, Goutweed, and Heartleaf, is used as an herb. It has a fishy-minty-pungent flavor and should be used sparingly as a garnish, in salad, vinaigrette, and many other dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Garbanzo Bean

April 10, 2018

The Fresh Garbanzo Bean has a much different flavor and texture than Dried Garbanzo Bean. They require less cooking time and have an earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for Hummus, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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