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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Red Currant

June 13, 2019

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 5, 2019

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 3, 2019

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

June 1, 2019

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 26, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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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