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Recipe - Rhubarb-Strawberry Compote with Ginger

May 02, 2018

Rhubarb-Strawberry Compote features the tartness of rhubarb and apples, the sweetness of strawberries and the warm spice of ginger. Gently simmered until soft and sweet. Rhubarb is a cool-season perennial plant with a taste somewhat similar to green apples - which is to say, it’s tart. It is a member of the buckwheat family and, botanically speaking, it's a vegetable, not a fruit! The leaves are not eaten because they contain a certain amount of acidity that could be toxic. The stems are most commonly sweetened and used in pies, sauces, cobblers, and compotes, although savory dishes also abound. Thanks to North Dakota State University and Iowa State University for rhubarb plant photos. It is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds, and...

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Kentucky Derby - The History of the Mint Julep & Our Ginger Twist on This Classic

April 26, 2018

Like all iconic drinks, the Mint Julep has a long and storied history. In the 1700s, British explorers made a habit of mixing the fermented spirits of any indigenous sweet crop with botanicals. They probably went about this for two reasons 1) alcohol as rum or port wine had long been the currency of the open oceans and 2) A spoonful of these test concoctions helped the mostly bitter and nasty medicines of the day go down. The results of these experiments has ecoched down the years with famous outcomes like the juniper berry-infused gin and the rum and ginger-based Dark n' Stormy. From those same experiments came the Mint Julep. The English were not only good explorers, they documented...

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