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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Pennywort

October 16, 2018

Pennywort, aka Rau Má, is a small leafy green vegetable with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal flavor. It can be used as an herb, salad green or braising green and is good in salads and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chicken Of The Woods Mushroom

October 3, 2018

The Chicken Of The Woods Mushrooms can grow up to 60 centimeters in width and it is best used when it is young and more tender. The chicken of the woods mushroom has a mild-earthy and slight chicken flavor and is best used sautéed for a side dish or in a risotto, soup, stew, sauce, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Walnut

September 26, 2018

The Black Walnut, or American Walnut, is a golf ball sized walnut with a very hard shell that makes it difficult to extract the meat. They have an astringent-bitter-earthy-nutty-slightly sweet-slightly bitter flavor and dry-firm texture. They can be used in sweet and savory applications such as baked goods and desserts, Pesto Sauce, salad, sauce, or …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

September 22, 2018

The Scarlet Runner Bean Flower grows on the runner bean plants and are used in a salad or as a garnish. They have an earthy-floral-slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy-tender texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 9, 2018

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to the Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Huckleberry

September 7, 2018

The Red Huckleberry is a small summer berry with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used raw or cooked in baked goods, desserts, jams, and preserves. Also, try using them for crisp, crumble, cobbler, buckle, galette, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cutting Celery

September 4, 2018

Cutting Celery, aka Dutch Cutting Celery, Italian Celery, Leaf Celery, Smallage, and Wild Celery, is different then regular Celery Greens because they are primarily grown only for the leaves. The have an earthy-anise-aromatic-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. They can be used cooked or raw as an herb, braising green, garnish or salad green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Xoconostle

August 25, 2018

The Xoconostle is a golf ball sized fruit that is grown on the cactus and used for sweet and savory applications. They have a sour-tart flavor and firm texture and are used similar to Tomatillo. They are best used for salsas and cocktails like margaritas.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 22, 2018

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lavender

July 23, 2018

Lavender is an herb with an aromatic-floral-pungent-slightly bitter flavor that can be used in desserts and savory dishes. Try the herb in marinade, vinaigrette, garnish, and Watermelon Feta Salad.…

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