Browsing "Focus Ingredients"

Anyone who has ever had the "privilege" of stepping into my pantry has seen all sorts of ingredients and sauces that they have never heard of before. I am an ingredient whore. I love them. And I love the delicious treats they allow me to make and share with others. Though I can't write about all of them, I can share a few with you that you really should incorporate into your cooking. Not only will we review where they come from, what they taste like, and what they are used for, but we will also discuss practical uses and alternative substitutions for them.

Focus Ingredient:  Garlic Scapes

Focus Ingredient: Garlic Scapes

What in the heck are garlic scapes?  What in the world do you with them? Garlic scapes are the flower […]

Jun 25, 2011     No Comments
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Pig’s Ears Wild Gourmet Mushrooms

Pig’s Ears Wild Gourmet Mushrooms

The Pig’s Ears mushroom (Gomphus clavatus) is in the Chanterell family, and is found at the same time and areas […]

Jun 11, 2011     18 Comments
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Focus Ingredient: Onion Powder and Garlic Powder

Focus Ingredient: Onion Powder and Garlic Powder

If I have a “secret” ingredient in my cooking, it has to be Onion Powder.  This is a must have […]

Jun 6, 2011     8 Comments
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Hedgehog Mushroom

Hedgehog Mushroom

The Hedgehog Mushroom (Hydnum repandum) has to be one of the elite in the world of delicious wild mushrooms.  This […]

May 30, 2011     4 Comments
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Angel Wings Mushroom

Angel Wings Mushroom

Angel Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens) are one of my favorite wild mushrooms, if nothing else just for their beauty. There’s something […]

May 29, 2011     30 Comments
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Focus Ingredient: Dried Chilies

Focus Ingredient: Dried Chilies

Dried chilies are the quintessential ingredient in Mexican cuisine, namely because they originated in the Americas. However, dear old Christopher […]

May 28, 2011     1 Comment
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Gyromitra gigas: Snowbank Mushroom

Gyromitra gigas: Snowbank Mushroom

What a tasty little find this is!  The Gyromitra gigas is related to the common gourmet Morel mushroom, and is […]

May 27, 2011     5 Comments
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Focus Ingredient: Star Anise

Focus Ingredient: Star Anise

Star Anise History and Uses Star Anise is one of my absolute favorite spices. It comes from the seed pod […]

May 15, 2011     1 Comment
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