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Category: Tip To Tail

Tip To Tail: Corn

August 23, 2015

Summertime means corn season, and plenty of fresh ears for all those warm-weather favorites. Most of the corn you find at the farmers market is sweet corn, commonly available in white, yellow, or bicolor varieties. Corn on the cob is great when grilled or sautéed, especially when served with a herbed Compound Butter or dusted …

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Tip To Tail: Sunflower

August 13, 2015

When you buy sunflowers at the farmers market, you probably do little more than pop them into a vase for table decoration. If we think about sunflowers as food, most of us don’t go far beyond sunflower seeds, the classic snack. But, perhaps surprisingly, sunflowers actually have 8 different edible parts that can be used …

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Tip To Tail: Ramps

May 17, 2015

Ramps are a great springtime ingredient and they are around right now. They have many uses and are best when cooked with other springtime ingredients such as Morel Mushrooms, Fava Beans, Fiddlehead Ferns, and English Peas. Also, you can add them to a Pasta Dish or Risotto or serve them as a vegetable side dish. …

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Tip To Tail: English Pea

May 8, 2015

In some places springtime is just starting and in other places it is almost over. One of the star ingredients of this season is the English Pea with many great dishes using this sweet-vegetal fresh legume. Shell the peas from the pod and use them raw in a salad or blanch them to use in …

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Tip To Tail: Garlic

April 18, 2015

April 19th is National Garlic Day and to celebrate we have a list of different flavors and types of garlic. Their are many different variations of garlic that are out there to use as well as processed garlic such as black garlic, garlic confit, and roasted garlic. Garlic is arguably one of the most important …

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Foraging Through The Berkeley Hills

April 4, 2015

We went Food Foraging today with the The Berkeley Path Wanderers Assoc. through the Berkeley Hills in Northern CA. Check out our Facebook Page for more pictures of the edibles that we foraged today. Here is a list of the edibles that we found with a brief description:   Bermuda Buttercup- Citrus like flavor. Bristly Ox …

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Ingredient Spotlight- Beets

February 21, 2015

Beets are a versatile root vegetable and a mainstay on winter menus. Beets are most commonly roasted before being used but can also be julienned and used raw. Besides the root, the Beet Tops or greens can be sautéed, chopped for a salad, or puréed and used for a pesto. Also look for Bull’s Blood Greens …

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Tip To Tail- Arugula

February 11, 2015

Arugula is a versatile leaf vegetable that has become a staple in the kitchen. Arugula was once considered a gourmet lettuce that could only be found on trendy restaurant menus. Now other unique greens have taken its place as the gourmet green du jour such as Fava Greens, Puntarelle, Purslane, and Little Gems. Arugula is …

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Night Of The Radishes

December 23, 2014

Night of The Radishes, or La Noche de Los Rabanos, is a celebration that falls every year on December 23rd. This annual event (Wikipedia) takes place in Oaxaca Mexico and has many events centered around all things radish. We’ll use any reason to celebrate food and drink so this is an opportunity to list all the radish items …

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Tip To Tail: Fennel

April 16, 2014

This is a very underrated and versatile bulb vegetable here in America but in Europe it gets its proper place on the cutting board. Fennel makes a great pairing with pork, fish and seafood. Fennel bulb can be used braised, shaved, cooked or raw. Also, fennel makes a great addition to salads when it is …

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