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Tag: Spring Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 26, 2017

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: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 21, 2017

The Pom Pom Mushroom, aka Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, and Lion’s Mane Mushroom, ranges in color from white to yellow and sizes from golf ball to soccer ball. They have a briny-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and meaty-spongy-stringy-tender texture and can be used for pasta dishes, Risotto, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Radish Blossom

August 20, 2017

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: Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon

July 8, 2017

The Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon, or Pink Lemonade Lemon, is a variety of lemon with pink and green stripes and pink flesh. They have an acidic-tangy-tart flavor and juicy texture and can be used for Aïoli, vinaigrette, marinade, and cocktails.…

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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: Red Amaranth Greens

June 16, 2017

The Red Amaranth Greens, aka Red Callaloo Greens, have an astringent-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. When young they can be used raw for salad and when mature the leaves are used as a braising green and in soup and stew.…

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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: Oca Potato

June 7, 2017

The Oca Potato, aka New Zealand Yam, is a small type of potato with a slightly sweet-tangy flavor similar to a yam. Use in soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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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: Popcorn Shoot

June 4, 2017

The Popcorn Shoot is grown in a greenhouse and needs to be hidden from the sun. The sprouts have a buttery-sweet flavor almost like buttered popcorn. Because they are such a specialty item they are primarily showcased as a garnish.…

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