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Tag: Winter Produce

Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 25

December 3, 2015

Here are some of the fun ingredients out there, so talk with your vendors and farmers to see what produce is available in your area. The autumn ingredients are slowing down and the winter ingredients are showing up. We are seeing the brassicas and winter squashes right now. The fall mushrooms are still around like Manzanita Bolete Mushroom, Chanterelle Mushroom, Lobster Mushroom, Porcini Mushroom, Black Truffle …

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Ingredient Spotlight- Beets

February 21, 2015

Beets are a versatile root vegetable and a mainstay on winter menus. Beets are most commonly roasted before being used but can also be julienned and used raw. Besides the root, the Beet Tops or greens can be sautéed, chopped for a salad, or puréed and used for a pesto. Also look for Bull’s Blood Greens …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 12

February 18, 2015

In this edition of Recently Foraged Ingredients we are seeing the first signs of spring. While most of the East Coast is still covered in snow, the West Coast has an abundance of sunshine and the spring ingredients are beginning. Here are the items we have recently found: Garlic Roots (pictured) Green Garlic Chrysanthemum Green …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 11

January 26, 2015

We have the latest edition of our newsletter on Recently Foraged Ingredients. These are the harder to find and less common ingredients that are worth seeking out for your menus. We have found most of these ingredients at local farmers markets around the San Francisco Bay Area. Click on the link to get a full …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 10

January 5, 2015

This time of year we see less and less ingredients available. We are now in the heart of winter, and will be for at least a couple more months, after that we’ll start seeing signs of spring with Fiddlehead Ferns and Ramps popping out of the ground. But this doesn’t mean that we aren’t seeing new ingredients show …

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Night Of The Radishes

December 23, 2014

Night of The Radishes, or La Noche de Los Rabanos, is a celebration that falls every year on December 23rd. This annual event (Wikipedia) takes place in Oaxaca Mexico and has many events centered around all things radish. We’ll use any reason to celebrate food and drink so this is an opportunity to list all the radish items …

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Citruses You Should Be Using Right Now

December 17, 2014

Citrus season is upon us and now is the time to find many unique citrus varieties out there. We have put together a list of hard to find varieties that are great for using as an aromatic. Adding lemon, lime, or orange juice and/or the zest is essential for balancing flavors in many dishes. A …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 9

December 1, 2014

If you share our enthusiasm for unique and unusual ingredients, we have our latest list of recently found ingredients. Not all of the items on the list are completely rare but they are items we have recently found from farmers markets and specialty venders that you should be aware of and consider using in your kitchens. …

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