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Ingredient Of The Day: Pioppini Mushroom

May 26, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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: Wild Arugula

May 20, 2022

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: Elderflower

May 18, 2022

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Green

May 17, 2022

The Nasturtium Green grows on the nasturtium plant and is similar to Watercress with a peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a garnish, in salad, and for Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lovage

May 15, 2022

Lovage, aka Celeri Bâtard, Sea Parsley, and Wild Parsley, is similar to Celery Greens but with a stronger flavor. They have an aromatic-grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and are used as an herb, in salad, or for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Flowers

May 14, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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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