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Tag: Spring Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Watercress

July 8, 2019

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: Lollipop Kale Sprout

June 17, 2019

The Lollipop Kale Sprout, aka Kalettes, is a Brussels Sprouts and Kale hybrid. Blanch or sauté to bring out their earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and use as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 14, 2019

The Oca Potato, aka New Zealand Yam, is a small, red variety of potato similar to a yam with a slightly sweet-tangy flavor. Use in soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Amaranth Greens

June 11, 2019

The Red Amaranth Greens, aka Red Callaloo Greens, have an astringent-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. When they are young they can be used raw for salad and when mature the leaves are used as a braising green or in a soup or stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Aprium

June 10, 2019

The Aprium is an apricot-plum hybrid with a fruity-sweet-tangy flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, baked goods and desserts such as pies, crisps, crumbles and cobblers, and for jam and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Persian Green Plum

June 7, 2019

The Persian Green Plum are mostly used unripe and prepared by cooking or pickling. They have a fruity-sour-tart flavor and firm-crisp-crunchy texture and are most commonly used to make chutney.…

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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: Pinkerton Avocado

June 2, 2019

The Pinkerton Avocado is a specialty variety with a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwich, sushi, Guacamole, and for a chilled avocado soup.…

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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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