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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Crenshaw Melon

August 31, 2017

The Crenshaw Melon has a very aromatic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy texture. Use in a fruit salad, dessert soup, fruit dish, and Prosciutto And Melon.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cherokee Purple Tomato

August 30, 2017

The Cherokee Purple Tomato is an heirloom variety of tomato that can be used raw or cooked. They have an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture and can be used for soup, sauce, stew, salsa, salad, and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Xoconostle

August 28, 2017

The Xoconostle is a golf ball sized fruit that is grown on the cactus and used for sweet and savory applications. They have a sour-tart flavor and firm texture. They are best used for salsas, similar to a Tomatillo, and cocktails like margaritas.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cylindra Beet

August 27, 2017

The Cylindra Beet, or Formanova Beet, is a variety of beet with a long-cylinder shape. They have a fruity-sweet flavor and firm texture. Use for soup, like Borscht, salad, like Lorette Salad, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 26, 2017

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: Tayberry

August 25, 2017

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, and compote, crisp, crumble, and cobblers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Maroon Carrot

August 24, 2017

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: Cheddar Cauliflower

August 23, 2017

Cheddar Cauliflower, or Orange Cauliflower, is the same as regular Cauliflower but has orange coloring. It has an earthy-musty-nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for crudités, salad, soup. stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kiwano

August 22, 2017

The Kiwano, aka Hedged Gourd, Horn Melon, and Jelly Melon, has a unique combination of flavor between Cucumber, Banana, and Kiwi. They have a tart-slightly sweet flavor and creamy-gelatinous texture and can be used for salad, sauce, vinaigrette, and fruit dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 21, 2017

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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