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Month: August 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Crenshaw Melon

August 31, 2017

The Crenshaw Melon has a very aromatic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy texture. Use in a fruit salad, dessert soup, fruit dish, and Prosciutto And Melon.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cherokee Purple Tomato

August 30, 2017

The Cherokee Purple Tomato is an heirloom variety of tomato that can be used raw or cooked. They have an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture and can be used for soup, sauce, stew, salsa, salad, and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Soft-Shell Crab

August 29, 2017

The Soft-Shell Crab, or Peeler Crab, are crabs that have recently molted and are completely edible. They have a briny-slightly sweet flavor and the best way to prepare the crabs are to dredge them in a flour mixture and sauté or deep fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Xoconostle

August 28, 2017

The Xoconostle is a golf ball sized fruit that is grown on the cactus and used for sweet and savory applications. They have a sour-tart flavor and firm texture. They are best used for salsas, similar to a Tomatillo, and cocktails like margaritas.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cylindra Beet

August 27, 2017

The Cylindra Beet, or Formanova Beet, is a variety of beet with a long-cylinder shape. They have a fruity-sweet flavor and firm texture. Use for soup, like Borscht, salad, like Lorette Salad, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 26, 2017

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tayberry

August 25, 2017

The Tayberry is a Blackberry and Raspberry hybrid and is sweeter then both. The berries have an aromatic-sweet-tart flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, chutney, jam, and compote, crisp, crumble, and cobblers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Maroon Carrot

August 24, 2017

The Maroon Carrot, or Red Carrot, is an heirloom variety of carrot. They have an earthy-sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. They can be cooked or used raw for crudités, salad, soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cheddar Cauliflower

August 23, 2017

Cheddar Cauliflower, or Orange Cauliflower, is the same as regular Cauliflower but has orange coloring. It has an earthy-musty-nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for crudités, salad, soup. stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kiwano

August 22, 2017

The Kiwano, aka Hedged Gourd, Horn Melon, and Jelly Melon, has a unique combination of flavor between Cucumber, Banana, and Kiwi. They have a tart-slightly sweet flavor and creamy-gelatinous texture and can be used for salad, sauce, vinaigrette, and fruit dish.…

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