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Ingredient Of The Day: Cayenne Chile Pepper

May 26, 2018

The Cayenne Chile Pepper is a very spicy pepper that is usually dried and made into Cayenne Pepper. The fresh peppers can be braised, roasted, and smoked and used for salsa, sauce, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rainier Cherry

May 22, 2018

The Rainier Cherry is a variety of cherry with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use in chutney, compote, jam, preserve, pies, sauce, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wild Arugula

May 21, 2018

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: Scorpion Chile Pepper

May 20, 2018

The Scorpion Chile Pepper, or sometimes called the Trinidad Scorpion Chile Pepper, is considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. You will only feel heat when using this pepper and won’t be able to taste much of anything else. Use extreme caution when handling and using this pepper.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fava Bean

May 19, 2018

The Baby Fava Bean is a younger version of the Fava Bean, the difference being that the whole pod is used. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use in tempura, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hardneck Garlic Scrape

May 18, 2018

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: Corno Di Toro Chile Pepper

May 17, 2018

The Corno Di Toro Chile Pepper, aka bull’s horn chile pepper, Carmen Chile Pepper, and Cowhorn Chile Pepper, is a sweet flavored pepper from Italy similar to Jimmy Nardello Pepper. Use for crudités, salsa or relish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lovage

May 16, 2018

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: Nasturtium Green

May 15, 2018

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: Elderflower

May 14, 2018

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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