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Ingredient Of The Day: Wasabi Arugula

May 27, 2021

Wasabi Arugula is a hybrid variety that is similar to regular Arugula. It is a cross between Arugula and Horseradish Green but it is more peppery. The greens have an earthy-musty-vegetal-peppery flavor and can be used with Carpaccio, in a pasta dish, Risotto, salad, sandwich, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pioppini Mushroom

May 26, 2021

The Pioppini Mushroom, aka Velvet Pioppini, Black Poplar, Shimeji, and Willow Mushroom, can be foraged in the wild in China in late spring and early summer but they are usually cultivated year round. They have an earthy-nutty-peppery flavor and dry-firm texture which makes them hold up nicely to braising and sautéing. Use for soup, stew, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Squash Blossom

May 25, 2021

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: Hardneck Garlic Scrape

May 24, 2021

The Hardneck Garlic Scrape, aka hardneck garlic stem and hardneck garlic whistle is grown from unharvested garlic bulbs. They can be used like Green Garlic and have a musty-peppery-pungent-strong flavor and work well in Hummus, sauces, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Little Gem Lettuce

May 23, 2021

Little Gem Lettuce, aka Sucrine and Sweet Gem Lettuce, is similar to Romaine Lettuce but the greens have a small tight head. They have a mild-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in salads and as a garnish and for canapés.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rainier Cherry

May 22, 2021

The Rainier Cherry is a variety of cherry with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use in chutney, compote, jam, preserve, pies, sauce, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bok Choy Sprouts

May 21, 2021

Bok Choy Sprouts are a tender microgreen with a mild-vegetal flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used in salads and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wild Arugula

May 20, 2021

Wild Arugula, aka Wild Rocket or Wild Italian Cress, is similar to regular Arugula but has more of a peppery bite. The greens have a vegetal-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and are used as a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, salad, Risotto, soup, and pasta dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fava Bean

May 19, 2021

The Baby Fava Bean is a younger version of the Fava Bean, the difference being that the whole pod is used. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use in tempura, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Elderflower

May 18, 2021

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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