Red Onion Powder

Red Onion Powder

I admit it. I am obsessed. Some dabble in fine wines, others craft beers...this little nettle is becoming a full fledged gastronome amidst the refined world of fruit and vegetable powders.

For those of you who haven't been around the ol' Urban Nettle blog lately you won't have any idea what I'm talking about. If you're a regular however you'll probably be groaning, "Gracious Urban...another powder?"

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Leek Powder

Leek Powder

Alright folks, why do onions and garlic always get the shelf space on the the spice rack? There are other alliums! Shallots, scallions, chives, my personal favorite ramps. Apparently there are well over a thousand allium species. Note: If you are blanking on me here with what an allium is no worries. Alliums are the genus (taxonomic category) name of the onion family.

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Wild Mushroom Salts

Wild Mushroom Salts

Often times wild foraging is more about the hunt than searching out food for survival. Leaves rustling, wind blowing, nettles, burdock...then you stop. Gadzooks, mushrooms! Adreneline pumping you look both ways (don't want anyone to know you've found anything!) and your mind's focus abruptly shifts from woodsy whimsy walk to a heart-thumping hasty harvest.

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