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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Green

May 15, 2020

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: Elderflower

May 14, 2020

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: Wing Bean

May 13, 2020

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: Sunshine Raspberry

May 12, 2020

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: Squash Blossom

May 11, 2020

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, 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 herb mixture, battered, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tomato

May 10, 2020

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: Moringa Pod

May 9, 2020

The Moringa Pod, aka Drumstick, can be used as a vegetable when young. As they get older they grow seeds and the Moringa 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: Yellowstone Carrot

May 8, 2020

The Yellowstone Carrot is a specialty variety of carrot with an earthy-sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Use in the same applications as regular carrots for Crudités, salad, soup, stew, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nettles

May 7, 2020

Nettles, or Stinging Nettles, are a braising green with a pungent-vegetal flavor. They do sting so you will want to handle them with gloves before cooking. Use in a Risotto, pasta dish, vegetable side dish, or purée for a nettles soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Blossom

May 6, 2020

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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