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Month: November 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Northern Spy Apple

November 22, 2017

A great apple for the Thanksgiving apple pie. The Northern Spy Apple is a nicely balanced apple with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Eat on their own or add to a salad, use for chutney, compote or jam, or add to dessert dishes such as pie, betty, buckle, crisp, crumble and cobbler.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chestnut

November 21, 2017

Chestnuts are used a lot around Thanksgiving time. The nuts have a hard shell that is best scored and then roasted. They have a sweet-nutty flavor and a dry-crunchy texture and can be puréed and used for a soup, added to a salad, used in desserts, and added to stuffing and gravy.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Sage

November 20, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving week, so we’re posting holiday related ingredients this week. Purple Sage is similar to regular Sage with a minty-musty-strong-slightly bitter flavor. Use for Stuffing, gravy, soup, stew, and poultry dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yuzu

November 19, 2017

Yuzu, aka Japanese Citron, is a very prized citrus from Japan. It has an acidic-tart-floral flavor and has little to no juice and is used mostly for the zest. Usually it is made into an oil first before flavoring dishes such as vinaigrette, Aïoli, syrup, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Pearl Apple

November 18, 2017

The Pink Pearl Apple is a perfectly balanced apple with an aromatic-citrus-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-juicy texture, and they look nice too. Use them in a salad, pie, tart, jam or chutney, cobbler, betty, crisp and crumble.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hinona Kabu Turnip

November 17, 2017

Hinona Kabu Turnip, aka Japanese Shiga Turnip, is a turnip/radish with a mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use cooked or raw for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Florida Avocado

November 16, 2017

Florida Avocado is a milder avocado with a bright green, delicate and smooth shell. The flesh is less creamy and oily then other avocados and they have a mild-earthy-grassy-nutty flavor. Use in salad, for sandwiches and hamburgers, sushi, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dungeness Crab

November 15, 2017

Dungeness Crab season is beginning. Dungeness Crab has a briny-sweet flavor and can be served whole and then cracked and served for a meal or used to make Crab Cakes, Crab Louis, soup, stew, and used in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime

November 14, 2017

Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit that is know more for the leaves because the fruit doesn’t have much juice. You can use the lime for the zest for flavoring dishes and the pulp for mixing into cocktails. They have an aromatic-tart-slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 13, 2017

Turban Squash is hard/winter squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. It is similar to the Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash and can be baked or roasted and used for soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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