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Tag: Spring Produce

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: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 15, 2018

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: Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon

July 16, 2018

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, 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: Red Amaranth Greens

June 14, 2018

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 12, 2018

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Aprium

June 8, 2018

The Aprium is an apricot-plum hybrid with a fruity-sweet-tangy flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, baked goods and desserts such as pies, crisps, crumbles and cobblers, and for jam and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dwarf Nettles

June 7, 2018

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 in salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fennel Flower

June 6, 2018

Fennel Flower is the flowering tops 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: Persian Green Plum

June 5, 2018

The Persian Green Plum are mostly used unripe and prepared by cooking or pickling. They have a fruity-sour-tart flavor and firm-crisp-crunchy texture and are most commonly used to make chutney.…

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