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Ingredient Of The Day: Dwarf Nettles

June 5, 2021

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: Micro Arugula

June 4, 2021

Micro Arugula is an Arugula Microgreen with a mild-nutty flavor. They are used primarily as a garnish but they can also be used in a salad or sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fennel Flower

June 3, 2021

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: Pinkerton Avocado

June 2, 2021

The Pinkerton Avocado is a specialty variety with a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwich, sushi, Guacamole, and for a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Miner’s Lettuce

June 1, 2021

Miner’s lettuce, or Claytonia, is a delicate green with an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor. The stem, leaves, and flowers are all edible and they grow wild in Northern California and can be used for a garnish, or in a sandwich or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bee Pollen

May 31, 2021

Bee Pollen, aka Bee Bread and Pollen Ball, is the primary source of protein for the bee hive. For culinary purposes it is often used as a health supplement but can also be used as a garnish for a cheese plate and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cayenne Chile Pepper

May 30, 2021

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: Ume Plum

May 29, 2021

The Ume Plum is a small plum that is cooked to create a jam or chutney. They have an acidic, sour, slightly bitter flavor and firm texture. They can also be cured or pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic Chive

May 28, 2021

The Green Garlic Chive has a stronger flavor than regular Chive. The herb has an aromatic-earthy-grassy-pungent flavor and can be used to sprinkle on top to finish dishes as a garnish and to add an extra punch of flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wasabi Arugula

May 27, 2021

Wasabi Arugula is a hybrid variety that is similar to regular Arugula. It is a cross between Arugula and Horseradish Green but it is more peppery. The greens have 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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