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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Flowers

May 14, 2021

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: Arugula Blossom

May 11, 2021

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: Nettles

May 7, 2021

Nettles, or Stinging Nettles, are a braising green with a pungent-vegetal flavor. They do sting so you will want to handle them with gloves before cooking. Use in a Risotto, pasta dish, vegetable side dish, or purée for a nettles soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moringa Pod

May 6, 2021

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: Softneck Garlic Scrape

May 4, 2021

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: Meadow Cress

April 29, 2021

Meadow Cress, aka Lady’s Smock and Meadow Foam, is an edible weed with an aromatic-grassy-peppery-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a garnish and in salads and sandwiches.…

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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: 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: 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: 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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