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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Cherry Chile Pepper

July 19, 2016

The Red Cherry Chile Pepper, aka Hungarian Cherry Pepper or Red Cherry Bomb Pepper, is a small red pepper with a slightly spicy, slightly sweet flavor. It can be stuffed, pickled, used raw or roasted.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cocozelle

July 18, 2016

Cocozelle squash is a summer squash with a earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Use it like you would Zucchini, raw or cooked, in Risotto, salad, soup, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salt And Pepper Cucumber

July 17, 2016

The Salt And Pepper Cucumber is a summer cucumber with a crisp-crunchy texture and a mild-earthy flavor. Use them for salads, crudités, and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mango Nectarine

July 16, 2016

The Mango Nectarine is a green summer stone fruit with a floral-sweet-tart flavor and tender-juicy texture. They are good for out-of-hand eating or use them in baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Brandywine Tomato

July 15, 2016

The Brandywine Tomato is a large-dense-heavy tomato that is red and yellow in color. It has a sweet-acidic flavor and is good for sandwiches, salads, and sauces.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fraises des Bois Strawberry

July 14, 2016

For Bastille Day we have Fraises des Bois Strawberry, a small delicate French variety of strawberry with a sweet-tart-floral flavor that is best used as a garnish. They must be used very shortly after they are picked because they don’t last very long.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Watercress

July 13, 2016

Flowering Watercress, aka Wild Watercress, is watercress that has started to flower. It has a earthy-grassy-peppery-vegetal flavor with a crisp texture. Use in salads, sandwiches, as a garnish, or for a chilled purée of watercress soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hominy

July 12, 2016

Hominy, aka Nixtamal or Nixtamalado, is a complicated procedure of processing corn. Usually it is found canned but it can sometimes be found fresh and it has a much firmer-chewy texture. It has a nutty-earthy flavor and is used for Pozole, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Opal Basil

July 11, 2016

Todays ingredient of the day is Opal Basil, aka Purple Basil, with a more floral-fruity-slightly sweet flavor than Green Basil. Use it in the same way as Green Basil, for Caprese Salad, Pesto Sauce, and even Ice Cream.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bulgarian Carrot Chile Pepper

July 10, 2016

The Bulgarian Carrot Chile Pepper, aka Hot Carrot Pepper, is a medium sized yellow-orange chile pepper with a medium spicy-fruity flavor. Use them in salsa, sauce, or Ceviche.…

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