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Ingredient Of The Day: Spring Torpedo Onion

April 9, 2017

The Spring Torpedo Onion is similar to regular onions and Scallion. They have an earthy-mild flavor and can be used as a garnish, in Risotto, salad, salsa, sauce, soup, and stir fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Passion Fruit

April 8, 2017

The Passion Fruit has a purple to red hard shell that is 4-8 centimeters in diameter. The edible pulp has a gelatinous texture with many black seeds and an aromatic-floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor. You can turn the pulp into a purée and use in fruit dishes, sauces, baked goods and dessert dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Morel Mushroom

April 7, 2017

The Morel Mushroom is a springtime mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor and spongy-chewy-dry-tender texture. Braise, roast, or sauté and use for a vegetable side dish, in Risotto, pasta dish, or a Sformato.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Strawberry

April 6, 2017

The Green Strawberry are unripe strawberries that are usually used for savory cooking. They have an acidic-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and can be pickled. Use as a garnish, in relish, salad, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Blossom

April 5, 2017

Arugula Blossom or Arugula Flower are the flowers that grow on the Arugula plant in the spring and summer. They have a floral-nutty-pungent flavor and are used as a garnish, in salad, pasta dish, and Risotto.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Asparagus

April 4, 2017

Purple Asparagus is similar to Green Asparagus with a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use the same way as regular Asparagus for salad, soup, crudités, Prosciutto Crudo, Risotto, and pasta dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Hawaiian Salt

April 3, 2017

Red Hawaiian Salt or Red Alaea Salt is a variety of salt from Hawaii. it has a mild-earthy-salty flavor and is best used as a finishing salt or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Italian Dandelion

April 2, 2017

Italian Dandelion or Red Dandelion can be used as a salad green or a braising green. It has a slightly bitter-tangy flavor and tender-crunchy texture and can be used as a garnish or in a soup or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarind

April 1, 2017

Tamarind, aka Indian Date & Tamarindo, is used for flavoring dishes such as chutney, curry, jam, preserves, sauce, soup, and stews. It has an acidic-sour sweet flavor when it is young and a slightly sweet flavor when it matures. Peel the brittle pod and remove the pulp and cover with boiling water and then make …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Longan

March 31, 2017

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum and has a hard shell that is easy to peel with a “freestone” pit. They have a sweet-floral flavor and can be used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, or for a sauce.…

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