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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Rose Turnip

December 19, 2017

The Scarlet Rose Turnip, aka Pink Turnip or Scarlet Queen Turnip, is a variety of Turnip with an earthy-nutty flavor. They can be grated or julienned to be used raw for salad or crudités or cooked for a stew or vegetable side dish and can also be pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chrysanthemum Green

December 18, 2017

Chrysanthemum Green is a small delicate-tender leaf vegetable that can be used raw and cooked. They have a peppery-slightly bitter flavor and can be used for salad, soup, stir-fry, and a braising green side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Parsley Root

December 17, 2017

Parsley Root, aka Hamburg Parsley, is a unique variety of parsley that is grown mostly for its root. It looks like a Parsnip but the taste is different with an earthy flavor. They can be used raw, julienned or sliced thinly for a salad, or cooked in a soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Graffiti Cauliflower

December 16, 2017

Graffiti Cauliflower is a large, dense, purple, heirloom variety of cauliflower. It has a musty-slightly sweet flavor and is used in the same applications as regular cauliflower. Use for crudités, soup, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Matsutake Mushroom

December 15, 2017

The Matsutake Mushroom, aka White Pine Mushroom, is a prized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor. They are a dirty white-beige-brown color and range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball. Use them by roasting or sautéing for a side dish or accompaniment to a steak or add them to Risotto, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon

December 14, 2017

Cinnamon is a spice used in both savory and sweet cooking. In comes in pieces of bark (sticks) or ground in powder form. It has a slightly sweet-slightly spicy flavor and is used in many baked goods, desserts and sauces. It is also used in stews, sauces, and chutneys and pairs well with pork, game …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chicory Di Castelfranco

December 13, 2017

Chicory Di Castelfranco, aka Castelfranco Radicchio, is a lettuce that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cardoon

December 12, 2017

Cardoon is a vegetable that is used by baking, braising, deep frying, or roasting. Cardoon has a earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor that can be removed by soaking in salted water. Use in a soup, stew, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hawaiian Apple

December 11, 2017

The Hawaiian Apple has a fruity-sweet flavor with no acidity and a crisp-juicy texture. Best eaten out-of-hand but can also be used for baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler, betty, buckle, galette, and pie.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Roasted Garlic

December 10, 2017

Roasted Garlic is a great ingredient to have around. It can be served on its own as a side dish or garnish and can also be added to Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, vinaigrette, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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