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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 22, 2018

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Soft-Shell Crab

August 21, 2018

The Soft-Shell Crab, or Peeler Crab, are crabs that have recently molted and are completely edible. They have a briny-slightly sweet flavor and the best way to prepare the crabs are to dredge them in a flour mixture and sauté or deep fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jubilee Tomato

August 20, 2018

The Jubilee Tomato, aka Golden Jubilee Tomato, is an heirloom variety of tomato with a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for Caprese Salad, Gazpacho, salad, salsa, and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tayberry

August 19, 2018

The Tayberry is a Blackberry and Raspberry hybrid and is sweeter then both. The berries have an aromatic-sweet-tart flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, chutney, jam, compote, crisp, crumble, and cobblers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Maroon Carrot

August 18, 2018

The Maroon Carrot, or Red Carrot, is an heirloom variety of carrot. They have an earthy-sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. They can be cooked or used raw for crudités, salad, soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Coco Bean

August 17, 2018

The Fresh Black Coco Bean is a fresh bean that requires 40-60 minutes of cooking time. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and firm-starchy texture. Use for Bruschetta, salad. soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Holy Basil

August 16, 2018

Holy Basil, aka Tulasi or Tulsi, is an herb similar to Green Basil but with a more intense aromatic-citrus-earthy-floral-musty flavor. Use in similar ways as other basils in Caprese Salad, pasta sauce, Pesto Sauce, pizza, Risotto, and a vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 15, 2018

The Pom Pom Mushroom, aka Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, and Lion’s Mane Mushroom, ranges in color from white to yellow and sizes from golf ball to soccer ball. They have a briny-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and meaty-spongy-stringy-tender texture and can be used for pasta dishes, Risotto, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Graffiti Eggplant

August 14, 2018

The Graffiti Eggplant, aka Sicilian Eggplant and Zebra Eggplant, have beautiful purple and white streaks. They have an earthy-fruity-musty flavor and can be used the same way as regular Eggplant for Baba Ghanoush, Ratatouille, relish, soup, stew, stir-fry, Tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Aji Dulce Chile Pepper

August 13, 2018

The Aji Dulce Chile Pepper is a mild pepper with an earthy-fruity-smoky-slightly sweet flavor. Use raw, roasted or grilled for Ceviche, relish, salad, salsa, and stir-fry.…

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