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Tag: Summer Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic Chive

May 28, 2017

The Green Garlic Chive is stronger than regular Chive with an aromatic-earthy-grassy-pungent flavor. Sprinkle on top to finish a dish to add flavor and for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wing Bean

May 27, 2017

The Wing Bean, or Asparagus Bean, is an edible bean with a unique look. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Blanch or sauté the beans and use in a salad or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cayenne Chile Pepper

May 24, 2017

The Cayenne Chile Pepper is a very spicy pepper that is usually dried and made into Cayenne Pepper. The fresh peppers can be braised, roasted, and smoked and used for salsa, sauce, and stew.…

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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: Rainier Cherry

May 20, 2017

The Rainier Cherry is a variety of cherry with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use in chutney, compote, jam, preserve, pies, sauce, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scorpion Chile Pepper

May 19, 2017

The Scorpion Chile Pepper, or sometimes called the Trinidad Scorpion Chile Pepper, is considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. You will only feel heat when using this pepper and won’t be able to taste much of anything else. Use extreme caution when handling and using this pepper.…

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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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Ingredient Of The Day: Wasabi Arugula

May 14, 2017

Wasabi Arugula is a hybrid variety that is similar to regular Arugula and is a cross between regular Arugula and Horseradish Green but with a more peppery flavor. It has an earthy-musty-vegetal-peppery flavor and can be used with Carpaccio, in a pasta dish, Risotto, salad, sandwich, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Squash Blossom

May 13, 2017

The Squash Blossom, aka Squash Flower, Zucchini Blossom, and Zucchini Flower, is an edible flower that grows from the top of summer squash and Zucchini. Before using you want to pull out the stamen and then they can be chopped and added to a salad or used as a garnish. In Italy they are stuffed with a cheese and …

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