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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Seed

April 26, 2021

The Nasturtium Seed, aka California Caper and Nasturtium Pod, is a type of Caper. They have a peppery-pungent-slightly spicy flavor and can be dried and used like Black Pepper or brined and used like a Caper for Tapenade, sauce, or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Guava

April 25, 2021

The Guava is a tropical fruit with an acidic-aromatic-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, compote, jam, and a sweet or savory sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pirat Lettuce

April 24, 2021

Pirat Lettuce, aka Red Butter Lettuce, Red Butterhead Lettuce, and Sprenkel. This green has a mild-grassy-sligthly bitter flavor and a crisp-tender texture and is used in salad, sandwiches, and hamburgers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Bud

April 23, 2021

The Garlic Chive Bud is similar to the Chive with an aromatic-grassy-slightly sweet flavor and is typically used as a garnish. The buds grow at the end of the Green Garlic Chive or Yellow Garlic Chive and can be used together with the Chive or separately.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Star Cucumber

April 22, 2021

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: Nasturtium Flower

April 21, 2021

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 or in salads.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pineberry

April 20, 2021

The Pineberry is a more delicate and sweeter variety of Strawberry. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Because they are such a specialty variety they are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Italian Dandelion

April 18, 2021

Italian Dandelion, aka Red Dandelion, can be prepared raw or cooked. It has a slightly bitter-tangy flavor and a 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 17, 2021

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: Bishop’s Weed

April 15, 2021

Bishop’s Weed, aka Fish Mint, Fishwort, Goutweed, and Heartleaf, is used as an herb. It has a fishy-minty-pungent flavor and should be used sparingly for a garnish, in salad, vinaigrette, and many other dishes.…

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