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Category: New Discoveries

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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Ingredient Of The Day: French Prune

July 14, 2017

Happy Bastille Day! The French Prune is a small specialty variety of stone fruit from France. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and firm-juicy-tender texture. Use for out-of-hand-eating, salad, baked goods and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronze Fennel Frond

July 13, 2017

The Bronze Fennel Frond is a variety of herb with an aromatic-floral-slightly sweet flavor. The delicate herb can be used for many things such as salad, vinaigrette, soup, and a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salt And Pepper Cucumber

July 12, 2017

The Salt And Pepper Cucumber is yellow and the same size as a Kirby Cucumber. But unlike the Kirby Cucumber that is used for pickling, the Salt And Pepper Cucumber is used for salad, sandwich, and crudités. The are available in the summertime and they have a mild-earthy flavor and crisp-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mango Nectarine

July 11, 2017

The Mango Nectarine is a specialty variety of stone fruit. They have an aromatic-floral-sweet-tart flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for out-of-hand eating or in baked goods and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bulgarian Carrot Chile Pepper

July 10, 2017

The Bulgarian Carrot Chile Pepper, or Hot Carrot Pepper, is a chili pepper that has a fruity-medium spicy flavor. Use for Ceviche, salsa, sauce, stew, and soup and use gloves when prepping if you are sensitive to spicy peppers.…

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