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Ingredient Of The Day: Haricot Jaune

July 15, 2019

The Haricot Jaune is a yellow variety of Haricot Vert and can be used in a similar way. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: French Prune

July 14, 2019

Happy Bastille Day! The French Prune is a small specialty variety of stone fruit from France. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and firm-juicy-tender texture. Use for out-of-hand-eating, salad, baked goods and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Ear Mushroom

July 13, 2019

The Golden Ear Mushroom, aka Orange Cloud Mushroom, Yellow Ear Mushroom, Yellow Brain Fungus, and Witch’s butter mushroom, is a bright spongy orange mushroom that looks like a brain. They have a mild-earthy flavor and gelatinous-spongy-rubbery texture. They must be cooked before using and can be baked, braised, roasted, and sautéd for soup, stew, pasta …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Opal Basil

July 12, 2019

Opal Basil, aka Purple Basil, is a specialty variety of basil with a floral-fruity-slightly sweet flavor. Use like you would regular Green Basil for Pesto Sauce, Caprese Salad, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blackberry

July 11, 2019

The Blackberry, or Bramble Berry, is a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts such as cobbler, crisp, crumble, pie, cake, jam, compote, chutney, and a dessert sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Romanesco Cauliflower

July 10, 2019

The Romanesco Cauliflower is an Italian variety of Cauliflower with a unique look that holds it shape after cooking. They have a musty-nutty flavor and firmer texture than regular cauliflower. Blanch, sauté, steam, roast, or use raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Prickly Chayote Squash

July 9, 2019

The Prickly Chayote Squash is similar to the Chayote Squash but with a spiny skin. They have a very mild flavor and are used in dishes to absorb other flavors. Use in soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Watercress

July 8, 2019

Flowering Watercress is a wild variety of Watercress with an aromatic-earthy-grassy-peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use raw or cooked for salad, sandwich, soup, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Cucumber

July 7, 2019

The Lemon Cucumber gets its name because they look like a lemon in size and color. They have a mild-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Use them like regular Cucumbers for salad, soup, crudités, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flying Saucer Squash

July 6, 2019

The Flying Saucer Squash is an heirloom variety of summer squash with a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, braise, grill, fry, roast, sauté, or use raw for soup, stew, Risotto, Ratatouille, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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