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Tag: Spring Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Rapini

March 30, 2020

Arugula Rapini, aka Arugula Rabe, is the result of the wild greens maturing and become a hardier version of regular Arugula. They have a peppery-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and because of their tough texture they should be cooked. Use in pasta dishes and Risotto, on pizza, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Guava

March 29, 2020

The Guava is a tropical fruit with an acidic-aromatic-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, compote, jam, and a sweet or savory sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Green

March 28, 2020

The Fava Green or Fava Tendril is the green from the Fava Bean. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use raw or cooked for salad, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Honey Tangerine

March 27, 2020

The Honey Tangerine, aka Murcott Orange, is a sweet-juicy variety of citrus. They have a short season and they are best used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, a vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Onion Scrape

March 25, 2020

The Onion Scrape, aka Onion Whistle, are the shoots that sprout from the onion when they are growing in the ground. They have an earthy-floral-musty- pungent-vegetal flavor and can be used as a garnish or any application that calls for onion.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Horseradish Green

March 22, 2020

The Horseradish Green, aka Horseradish Rapini, is a green with a pungent-vegetal-peppery-slightly bitter-slightly spicy flavor. Use raw or cooked for salad, stir-fry, Pesto Sauce, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Centennial Kumquat

March 21, 2020

The Centennial Kumquat is a variety of Kumquat with a fruity-sour-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use for baked goods and desserts, compote, jam, preserves, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Longan

March 20, 2020

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum with a hard shell that is easy to peel and a “freestone” pit. The Longan has a sweet-floral flavor and can be used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, or for a sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 18, 2020

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 16, 2020

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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