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Ingredient Of The Day: Elderflower

May 18, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunshine Raspberry

May 13, 2022

The Sunshine Raspberry, or Yellow Raspberry, is a specialty variety of raspberry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor. They are similar to the red Raspberry and are used in many desserts and baked goods. They can also be used for chutney, jam, fruit purée, pie, and cobbler but they are best used as a garnish to show off their unique color.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wing Bean

May 12, 2022

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Blossom

May 11, 2022

Arugula Blossom or Arugula Flower are the flowers that grow on the Arugula plant in the spring and summer. They have a floral-nutty-pungent flavor and are used as a garnish, in salad, pasta dish, and Risotto.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tomato

May 10, 2022

On this day in 1893 the Tomato was declared a vegetable but it is technically a fruit. You will find many different varieties and sizes of tomatoes coming into season in the late spring and summer. They have an acidic-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. Use them in salad, sandwich, Gazpacho, soup, stew, and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scorpion Chile Pepper

May 9, 2022

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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