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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronx Grapes

September 20, 2017

The Bronx Grapes are a specialty seedless variety of grape that is available in late summer and early autumn. They are pale green to light brown in color with a fruity-sweet-astringent flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use in fruit dishes, garnish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tindora

September 19, 2017

Tindora, aka Ivy Gourd, Little Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, and Tindoori, is a small cucumber-like vegetable that can be used cooked and raw. They have a mild-slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture and are used in curry and Indian dishes, soup, stew, stir-fry, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Walnut

September 18, 2017

The Black Walnut, or American Walnut, is a golf ball sized walnut with a very hard shell that makes it difficult to extract the meat. They have an astringent-bitter-earthy-nutty-slightly sweet-slightly bitter flavor and dry-firm texture. They can be used in sweet and savory applications such as baked goods and desserts, Pesto Sauce, salad, sauce, or …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

September 17, 2017

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bloomsdale Spinach

September 16, 2017

Bloomsdale Spinach can be used cooked or raw as a salad green or braising green. The greens have a grassy-sweet-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in Risotto, soup, salad, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hedgehog Mushroom

September 15, 2017

The Hedgehog Mushroom, or Sweet Tooth Mushroom, is similar to the Chanterelle Mushroom and White Chanterelle Mushroom. They have an earthy flavor and dry-firm texture and are used in Risotto, pasta dishes, sauce, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cutting Celery

September 14, 2017

Cutting Celery, aka Dutch Cutting Celery, Italian Celery, Leaf Celery, Smallage, and Wild Celery, is different then regular Celery Greens because they are primarily grown only for the leaves. The have an earthy-anise-aromatic-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. They can be used cooked or raw as an herb, braising green, garnish or salad green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Rattlesnake Bean

September 13, 2017

The Fresh Rattlesnake Bean is similar to a Green Bean with green and purple coloring. They have a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Adriatic Fig

September 12, 2017

The Adriatic Fig is a variety of fig with a green exterior and red interior. They have an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for out-of-hand-eating, compote, jam, preserves, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bordeaux Spinach

September 11, 2017

Bordeaux Spinach can be used raw as a salad green or cooked as a braising green. The greens have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for Pesto Sauce, soup, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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