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Ingredient Of The Day: Dungeness Crab

November 15, 2017

Dungeness Crab season is beginning. Dungeness Crab has a briny-sweet flavor and can be served whole and then cracked and served for a meal or used to make Crab Cakes, Crab Louis, soup, stew, and used in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime

November 14, 2017

Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit that is know more for the leaves because the fruit doesn’t have much juice. You can use the lime for the zest for flavoring dishes and the pulp for mixing into cocktails. They have an aromatic-tart-slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 13, 2017

Turban Squash is hard/winter squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. It is similar to the Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash and can be baked or roasted and used for soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Piracicaba Broccoli

November 12, 2017

Piracicaba Broccoli is an heirloom variety of broccoli with a short season of availability. It has a grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. Use like regular broccoli for crudités, pasta dish, soup, salad, tempura, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seckel Pear

November 11, 2017

The Seckel Pear, aka Sugar Pear, is a small-dense pear with a sweet-slightly spicy flavor and a creamy-crunchy-juicy texture. They are used for out-of-hand eating and salad or in desserts such as buckle, cobbler, crisp, galette and pie and can also be cooked for jam, chutney, and compote.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lily Bulb

November 10, 2017

The Lily Bulb is considered a delicacy and they have a sweet flavor and a crisp texture similar to Jícama.  The leaves are picked off from the bulb and used in salad and stir-fry, puréed for soup, or used as a garnish in savory and dessert dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salanova Lettuce

November 9, 2017

Salanova Lettuce is a tender lettuce that is used for salad. It can be found as Green Salanova Lettuce and Red Salanova Lettuce and has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to a Little Gem Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Honey Date

November 8, 2017

The Honey Date, aka Coconut Date, Cooking Date, and Palm Date, is similar to the Medjool Date with a sweet flavor and chewy texture. They can be eaten on their own or be used for baked goods and desserts such as cakes and muffins.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Choy Sum

November 7, 2017

Choy Sum, aka Chinese Flowering Cabbage and Pak Choy, is a braising green with a grassy-vegetal- slightly sweet- slightly bitter flavor. It can be used raw in salad but it is best when cooked for a stir-fry or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hoja Santa Leaf

November 6, 2017

Hoja Santa Leaf, aka Eared Pepper, Mexican Pepperleaf, Root Beer Plant, Sacred Pepper and Yerba Santa Leaf, is a large leaf that can be used as an herb, leaf vegetable or edible wrap. It has an anise-minty-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and is used in Mexican dishes like Mole, Pozole and Tamales and can also be used …

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