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Category: New Discoveries

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Bull’s Blood Microgreens

August 12, 2018

Bull’s Blood Microgreens, aka Baby Bull’s Blood, are a small variety of salad green. They have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and they are mostly used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Goji Berry

August 11, 2018

The Fresh Goji Berry is hard to find but worth the search. You can usually find the Dried Goji Berry but the fresh ones are different and have a fruity-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use in baked goods and desserts, salad, and as a beverage.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Boy Tomato

August 10, 2018

The Lemon Boy Tomato is a summer heirloom variety that gets its name from its yellow color. They have an acidic-tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for salad, salsa, sauce, soup, stew, sandwich, and Gazpacho.…

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