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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Bean

March 20, 2021

The Fava Bean or Broad Bean is a fresh shelling bean that needs to be removed from the pod and then blanched to help remove the outer skin. They are labour intensive to prepare but worth the trouble. The Fava Beans have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used in salad, Risotto, pasta dish, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Water Spinach

March 19, 2021

Water Spinach, aka Chinese Spinach, River Spinach, and Swamp Cabbage, is a lettuce that can be used cooked and raw. It has a nutty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for salad, soup, braising green, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon Cap Mushroom

March 18, 2021

The Cinnamon Cap Mushroom, aka Forest Nameko Mushroom, is a small sized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor and gelatinous-slimy texture. Sauté and use in soup, stew, stir-fry, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Savoy Cabbage

March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Corned Beef and cabbage is a popular dish on this day. Savoy Cabbage is one of the many varieties of cabbage and it has a mild-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a braising green, for a vegetable side dish, in soup, stew, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 16, 2021

The Fiddlehead Fern, aka Bracken, Brake, and Ostrich Fern, is a type of edible fern that grows in the springtime. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-firm-gelatinous texture. Blanch them first to remove any toxins and then sauté and use as a garnish or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sweet Lime

March 14, 2021

Sweet Lime is a variety of citrus with no acidity and a sweet-slightly bitter flavor. Use in sauce, vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tatsoi Flower

March 12, 2021

The Tatsoi Flower, aka Tatsoi Rapini, are the blossoms that grow on the Tatsoi greens in the springtime. They have an earthy-floral-vegetal flavor and can be used raw and cooked. Use as a garnish, in salad, Risotto, stir-fry, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Root

March 11, 2021

The Garlic Root is the root of the garlic bulb and can be used for a flavoring in dishes. They have an earthy-mild-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and stringy texture and can be used as a garnish, in Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, salad, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Flower

March 10, 2021

The Pea Flower, aka Pea Blossom, is the flower that grows on the Pea Tendril. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: MacArthur Avocado

March 9, 2021

MacArthur Avocado is one of the many varieties of avocados and they have a mild-buttery flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for Guacamole, salad, sandwiches, sauce, vinaigrette, and a chilled avocado soup.…

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