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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Watercress

July 7, 2020

Flowering Watercress is a wild variety of Watercress with an aromatic-earthy-grassy-peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use raw or cooked for salad, sandwich, soup, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Petal

June 29, 2020

The Sunflower Petal is an edible part of the sunflower plant. They have a slightly bitter-grassy-vegetal flavor and they will add a pop of color to dishes. Use sparingly in salads or for a garnish because of the  slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Currant

June 13, 2020

The Red Currant, or Fresh Zante Currant, are small berries that are used for baked goods, jams, compote, and sauce. They need to be cooked because they have a very tart flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dwarf Nettles

June 7, 2020

Dwarf Nettles are young Stinging Nettles that have no sting so you can use them raw. They have a mild-grassy flavor and can be used for a garnish or in salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fennel Flower

June 6, 2020

Fennel Flower is the flowering tops that grow from the fennel plant and are best used as a garnish for savory and sweet dishes. They have an anise-aromatic-pungent-strong flavor and crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Miner’s Lettuce

May 30, 2020

Miner’s lettuce, or Claytonia, is a delicate green with an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor. The stem, leaves, and flowers are all edible and they grow wild in Northern California and can be used for a garnish, or in a sandwich or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pioppini Mushroom

May 24, 2020

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: Wild Arugula

May 21, 2020

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: Hardneck Garlic Scrape

May 18, 2020

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: Lovage

May 16, 2020

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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