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Ingredient Of The Day: Cocozelle

July 24, 2017

The Cocozelle is an heirloom variety of summer squash similar to Zucchini. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used in Risotto, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Zebra Tomato

July 23, 2017

The Red Zebra Tomato is an heirloom variety with an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for a Caprese Salad, sandwich, sauce, soup, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Loganberry

July 22, 2017

The Loganberry is a hybrid of Blackberry and Raspberry. They are a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, jam and preserves, sauce, and chutney.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Wonder Cucumber

July 21, 2017

The White Wonder Cucumber is a small yellow variety of cucumber. They have a slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in salad, sandwich, crudités, Ceviche, and Gazpacho.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Numex Twilight Chile Pepper

July 20, 2017

The Numex Twilight Chile Pepper is a smallish purple and white heirloom variety of pepper. They have a medium spicy-fruity flavor and can be used in soup, stew, sauce, salsa, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Prickly Chayote Squash

July 19, 2017

The Prickly Chayote Squash is similar to the Chayote Squash. They have a very mild flavor and are used in dishes to pick up other flavors. Use in soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Ear Mushroom

July 18, 2017

The Golden Ear Mushroom, aka Orange Cloud Mushroom, Yellow Ear Mushroom, Yellow Brain Fungus, and Witch’s butter mushroom, a bright spongy orange mushroom that looks like a brain. They have a mild-earthy flavor and gelatinous-spongy-rubbery texture. They must be cooked before using and can be baked, braised, roasted, and sautéd for soup, stew, pasta dish, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Charentais Melon

July 17, 2017

The Charentais Melon is a French variety of melon with an aromatic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, a dessert soup, fruit dish, salad, and Prosciutto And Melon.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Indigo Rose Tomato

July 16, 2017

The Indigo Rose Tomato is small in size, like a Cherry Tomato, and has orange and black coloring. They have a smoky-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for crudités, in salsa, relish, salad, pasta dish, and garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Marrow Squash

July 15, 2017

The Marrow Squash is an heirloom variety of summer squash. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and can be used raw or cooked for tempura or vegetable side dish.…

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