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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Lavender

July 24, 2021

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Loganberry

July 23, 2021

The Loganberry is a hybrid of Blackberry and Raspberry. The fruit is a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, jam and preserves, sauce, and chutney.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronze Fennel Frond

July 18, 2021

The Bronze Fennel Frond is a variety of herb with an aromatic-floral-slightly sweet flavor. The delicate herb can be used for many things such as salad, vinaigrette, soup, and a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Watercress

July 8, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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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