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Ingredient Of The Day: Little Gem Lettuce

May 23, 2019

Little Gem Lettuce, aka Sucrine and Sweet Gem Lettuce, is similar to Romaine Lettuce but the greens have a small tight head. They have a mild-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in salads and as a garnish and for canapés.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rainier Cherry

May 22, 2019

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: Bok Choy Sprouts

May 21, 2019

Bok Choy Sprouts are a tender microgreen with a mild-vegetal flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used in salads and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wild Arugula

May 20, 2019

Wild Arugula, aka Wild Rocket or Wild Italian Cress, is similar to regular Arugula but has more of a peppery bite. The greens have a vegetal-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and are used as a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, salad, Risotto, soup, and pasta dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fava Bean

May 19, 2019

The Baby Fava Bean is a younger version of the Fava Bean, the difference being that the whole pod is used. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use in tempura, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Elderflower

May 18, 2019

The Elderflower is used as an edible flower or an herb. They have an anise-earthy-floral-fruity flavor and can be used as a garnish or used to make a syrup, jam, preserve, or compote, and also for a salad or cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Green

May 17, 2019

The Nasturtium Green grows on the nasturtium plant and is similar to Watercress with a peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a garnish, in salad, and for Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Corno Di Toro Chile Pepper

May 16, 2019

The Corno Di Toro Chile Pepper, aka Bull’s Horn Chile Pepper, Carmen Chile Pepper, and Cowhorn Chile Pepper, is a sweet flavored pepper from Italy similar to Jimmy Nardello Pepper. Use for crudités, salsa or relish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lovage

May 15, 2019

Lovage, aka Celeri Bâtard, Sea Parsley, and Wild Parsley, is similar to Celery Greens but with a stronger flavor. They have an aromatic-grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and are used as an herb, in salad, or for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Flowers

May 14, 2019

The Garlic Chive Flowers, or Chinese Chive Flowers, are the flowers that bloom from the Garlic Chive Bud. They have an aromatic-grassy flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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