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Category: New Discoveries

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: 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: 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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Ingredient Of The Day: Loroco Flower

May 5, 2020

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The Loroco Flower is used in Latin dishes such as gordita and Pupusa. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-pungent-vegetal flavor and they pair nicely with cheese. Use as a garnish, in salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Softneck Garlic Scrape

May 4, 2020

The Softneck Garlic Scrape, aka Softneck Garlic Whistle, are the shoots that pop up in the garlic fields and they need to be removed so the garlic bulbs can grow properly. They are used like Green Garlic and have a musty-nutty-peppery flavor and can be chopped and added to Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Pesto Sauce, and sauces.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Flowers

May 3, 2020

The Garlic Chive Flowers, or Chinese Chive Flowers, are the flowers that bloom from the Garlic Chive Bud. They have an aromatic-grassy flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kohlrabi Sprouts

May 1, 2020

Kohlrabi Sprouts are a microgreen. They have an earthy-mild flavor and are mostly used as a garnish but can also be used in a salad or sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Seed

April 30, 2020

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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