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Ingredient Of The Day: Sierra Beauty Apple

January 12, 2018

The Sierra Beauty Apple is an heirloom variety with yellow, pink, and red coloring from the Sierra Foothills in California. They have a slightly sweet-tangy-floral flavor and a crisp-juicy texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, jam and chutney, and baked goods such as pies, crisp, cobbler, and crumble.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nagaimo

January 11, 2018

Nagaimo, aka Chinese Yam and Korean Yam, is an Asian tuber that has a mild flavor and gelatinous-starchy texture. It is mostly used to thicken soups but it can also be added to a vegetable side dish or stir fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Celery

January 10, 2018

Red Celery, aka Purple Celery, is similar to regular Celery but with a slightly stronger flavor. It has a salty-strong-slightly bitter flavor and a crunchy-stringy texture. Use for soup, stew, sauce, and crudités.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Octopus

January 9, 2018

The Octopus is a sea creature where the legs, or tentacles are used. The whole Octopus is usually simmered and it requires a long cooking time. After simmering or boiling they can be grilled or braised. They have a mild flavor and a tender-chewy texture and can be used in a salad with Potato, Green …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Squash

January 8, 2018

The Banana Squash is a hard winter squash that is oblong in shape and can get up to a meter in length and 15 kilos in weight. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and meaty texture. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and bake or roast. Use for a soup, stew, and vegetable …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Roasted Tomato

January 7, 2018

The Roasted Tomato, aka Oven-Dried Tomato, is a great item to have around in the wintertime when fresh tomatoes are hard to come by. They have a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and can be added to salad, sauce, soup, stew, vinaigrette, Risotto, pasta dish, and used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moro Blood Orange

January 6, 2018

The Moro Blood Orange is an Italian variety of Blood Orange with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use for a marinade, Aïoli, sauce, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Scarlet Turnip

January 5, 2018

The Baby Scarlet Turnip, aka Baby Pink Turnip, are an heirloom variety of turnip with an earthy-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Knight Carrot

January 4, 2018

The Black Knight Carrot is an heirloom variety of carrot with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, soup, stew, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Verjus

January 3, 2018

Verjus, aka Verjuice or Verjuis, is a beverage made from unripe grapes. It has an acidic-floral-sour-tart flavor and is used as a flavoring for sauce, soup, stew, and vinaigrette.…

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