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What the Hell are Garlic Scapes? 

 Looking at these, they reminded me of elephant garlic but curly.  My pantry box informed me that Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of hardneck garlic plants. You can also treat garlic scapes as you would garnish, chives, or scallions. I … Continue reading

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What the Hell are Squash Blossoms? 

Squash Blossoms were a big deal in my pantry box recently, and one I made a stink about as mine had not arrived in my box. They sent a nice email explaining why, and they were indeed delivered bright and … Continue reading

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What the Hell are Pea Shoots

I have seen pea shoots before, but always as garnish. Pea shoots come from the pea plant, usually the snow or sugar snap pea varieties. They are harvested as young 2-to-6-inch shoots, including two to four leaf pairs and the immature tendrils. They … Continue reading

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Culinary Challenge – HELP WANTED

When a client asks me a question that I don’t have an answer to, I always reply with “I don’t know, but I will find out”. I think this shows honesty and respect as no one wants to be bullshitted. … Continue reading

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What the Hell is Red Cabbage Rapini?

Over my shoulder I heard “Really, they sent you dead flowers?” I had to admit the Red Cabbage Rapini did look like a gothic bouquet of flowers, leaving me to ask, “What the hell is Red Cabbage Rapini”? A quick … Continue reading

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