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Ingredient Of The Day: Spring Torpedo Onion

April 24, 2018

The Spring Torpedo Onion is similar to the Red Onion and Scallion. They have an earthy-mild flavor and can be used as a garnish, in Risotto, salad, salsa, sauce, soup, and stir fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Asparagus

April 23, 2018

White Asparagus is a variety that is hardier than Green Asparagus. It has an earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and a tough-woody texture. Blanch, boil, simmer, steam, sauté, or roast and use in a salad or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Star Cucumber

April 22, 2018

The Star Cucumber is similar to regular Cucumber but with a star shape. They are grown in a star shaped mold to get their shape and they have a mild-salty-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Miner’s Lettuce

April 21, 2018

Red Miner’s Lettuce aka Indian Lettuce and Claytonia is a delicate green that is available in the springtime. The salad green has an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and a crisp-tender texture and is best used as a garnish or in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Italian Dandelion

April 20, 2018

Italian Dandelion, aka Red Dandelion, can be prepared raw or cooked. It has a slightly bitter-tangy flavor and tender-crunchy texture and is used as a garnish or in a soup or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pomelo

April 19, 2018

The Pomelo, or Chinese Grapefruit, is a variety of citrus with an aromatic-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use the Pomelo segments in a salad or fruit dish and use the juice for a vinaigrette, marinade, Aïoli, or in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lamb

April 18, 2018

Springtime is Lamb season and you will start seeing it on more menus. Young lamb has a mild-slightly sweet flavor and comes in many cuts such as Rack Of Lamb, Leg Of Lamb, and Lamb Shank.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Hawaiian Salt

April 17, 2018

Red Hawaiian Salt or Red Alaea Salt is a variety of salt from Hawaii. The specialty salt has a mild-earthy-salty flavor and is best used as a finishing salt or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Grass

April 16, 2018

Lemon Grass, or Citronella Grass, is used for seasoning dishes and it has an aromatic-citrus-tangy flavor and woody texture. Use Lemon Grass to flavor sauces, soups, stews or use in a marinade or paste, and it can also be used in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Flower

April 15, 2018

The Nasturtium Flower is an edible flower that is available in spring and summer. They have a floral-mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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