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Ingredient Of The Day: Early Girl Tomato

September 9, 2017

The Early Girl Tomato, aka Dry Farmed Tomato, is a variety of tomato that shows up later in the growing season. They have an acidic-sweet flavor and juicy-firm texture and can be used cooked and raw for salad, salsa, sandwich, soup, stew, and sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 8, 2017

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Holiday Plum

September 7, 2017

The Holiday Plum is a late season stone fruit variety. They have a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-firm-meaty texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, cobbler, compote, jam, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean

September 6, 2017

The Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean is similar to Green Bean but with yellow and purple coloring that fades away with cooking. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crunchy-tender texture and can be used for salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Piccolo Squash

September 5, 2017

The Piccolo Squash is an heirloom soft summer squash that can be used cooked or raw. They have a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, Risotto, Ratatouille, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Christmas Lima

September 4, 2017

The Fresh Christmas Lima is an heirloom shelling bean that is white with red coloring. After removing from the pod they can be cooked without the need of soaking. They have a buttery-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, salad, Succotash, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Stripe Fig

September 3, 2017

The Candy Stripe Fig, or Tiger Stripe Fig, is a specialty fig with green and yellow stripes. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for baked goods and desserts, jams and chutneys, or added to a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sparkler Radish

September 2, 2017

The Sparkler Radish, aka Sparkler White Tip and White Tip Radish, is an heirloom variety that is red and white colored. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for crudités, salad, sandwich, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Crookneck Squash

September 1, 2017

The Crookneck Squash, aka Crooked Neck Squash and Cushaw Squash, is a soft summer squash with a mild flavor. They can be used cooked and raw for a pasta dish, Risotto, Ratatouille, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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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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