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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Tomatillo

June 9, 2017

The Purple Tomatillo, or Purple Husk Tomato, can be used like regular Tomatillo in relish, salsa, soup, and stew. They have an acidic-fruity-tart flavor and gelatinous texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arrowhead Cabbage

June 8, 2017

The Arrowhead Cabbage, aka Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, is a variety of cabbage that has a cone shape. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and used as a braising green, in egg rolls, salad, soup, spring rolls, stew, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 7, 2017

The Oca Potato, aka New Zealand Yam, is a small type of potato with a slightly sweet-tangy flavor similar to a yam. Use in soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dwarf Nettles

June 6, 2017

Dwarf Nettles are young Stinging Nettles that have no sting so you can use them raw. They have a mild-grassy flavor and can be used for a garnish or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Forelle Pear

June 5, 2017

The Forelle Pear is a smaller specialty variety of pear with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and crisp-firm-juicy texture. They are best for out-of-hand eating but can also be used in salad and dessert dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Popcorn Shoot

June 4, 2017

The Popcorn Shoot is grown in a greenhouse and needs to be hidden from the sun. The sprouts have a buttery-sweet flavor almost like buttered popcorn. Because they are such a specialty item they are primarily showcased as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bee Pollen

June 3, 2017

Bee Pollen, aka Bee Bread and Pollen Ball, is the primary source of protein for the bee hive. For culinary purposes it is often used as a health supplement but can also be used as a garnish for a cheese plate and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Aprium

June 2, 2017

The Aprium is an apricot-plum hybrid with a fruity-sweet-tangy flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, baked goods such as pies, crisps, crumbles, cobblers, and jam and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pinkerton Avocado

June 1, 2017

The Pinkerton Avocado is specialty variety with a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwich, sushi, Guacamole, and for a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Thread Mushroom

May 31, 2017

The Golden Thread Mushroom, aka Caterpillar Mushroom, is very rare to find in the wild where it is available in the summertime in China. They are cultivated year round and they have an earthy-musty flavor and firm texture and can be used in soup, stew, Risotto, and pasta dishes.…

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