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Tag: Spring Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 16, 2019

The Fiddlehead Fern, aka Bracken, Brake, and Ostrich Fern, is a type of edible fern that grows in the springtime. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-firm-gelatinous texture. Blanch them first to remove any toxins and then sauté and use as a garnish or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic

March 15, 2019

Green Garlic, or Spring Garlic are the shoots of the garlic bulb that grow in the springtime. You can use the whole shoot, they have a milder flavor than regular Garlic. They can be used in the same manner as garlic cloves for Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, sauce, salsa, soup, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sweet Lime

March 14, 2019

Sweet Lime is a variety of citrus with no acidity and a sweet-slightly bitter flavor. Use in sauce, vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Pear Tomato

March 13, 2019

The Red Pear Tomato or Red Teardrop Tomato has a long growing season that starts in early spring. They have a tart-slightly sweet flavor and can be used as a garnish, for canapés, crudités, salad, and Salsa Crudo.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tatsoi Flower

March 12, 2019

The Tatsoi Flower, aka Tatsoi Rapini, are the blossoms that grow on the Tatsoi greens in the springtime. They have an earthy-floral-vegetal flavor and can be used raw and cooked. Use as a garnish, in salad, Risotto, stir-fry, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Root

March 11, 2019

The Garlic Root is the root of the garlic bulb and can be used for a flavoring in dishes. They have an earthy-mild-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and stringy texture and can be used as a garnish, in Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, salad, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Flower

March 10, 2019

The Pea Flower, aka Pea Blossom, is the flower that grows on the Pea Tendril. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Purple Artichoke

March 8, 2019

The Baby Purple Artichoke is a small variety of Artichoke with an earthy-nutty-vegetal flavor. Simmer, braise, roast, or steam them and use for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rhubarb

March 6, 2019

Rhubarb is an ingredient that is available in the springtime. The fibrous stalks need to be cooked and they have a tart flavor and are often paired with Strawberries and used in desserts like betty, cobbler, crumble, crisp, and sweet pie. Rhubarb can also be used for chutney, compote, jam, preserves, sauce, and relish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Spring Onion

March 5, 2019

The Red Spring Onion is one of the first signs of spring and is a welcome ingredient after the long winter. They have a milder flavor than regular onions and can be used in many of the same applications such as Risotto, salad, salsa, sauce, soup, stir-fry, and as a garnish.…

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