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Ingredient Of The Day: Buddha’s Hand Citron

November 5, 2017

Buddha’s Hand Citron, aka Finger Citron and Fingered Citron, is a very dramatic looking citrus. It is only used for its zest which has an aromatic-sour-strong flavor. You can candy the peel and use as a garish for desserts or make a syrup that is good for cocktails and desserts or use the zest for …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Swan Bean

November 4, 2017

The Red Swan Bean is a stringless bean similar to a Romano Bean and they loose their beautiful purple-green color after being cooked. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-firm texture and can be used for crudités, salad, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Manzanita Bolete Mushroom

November 3, 2017

The Manzanita Bolete Mushroom is similar to the Porcini Mushroom with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Braise, roast or sauté and use for a pasta dish, Risotto, soup and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Kohlrabi

November 2, 2017

Purple Kohlrabi, aka Purple Cabbage Turnip, is similar to Green Kohlrabi on the inside but slightly sweeter. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and firm-crunchy-juicy texture. Use raw for a salad or cook for soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince

November 1, 2017

Quince, or Membrillo, is a firm autumn/winter fruit that needs to be cooked before using. It is very astringent and has an aromatic-tart flavor that gets sweeter once it is cooked. Use for chutney and compote, jams and preserves, baked goods, and to make Quince Paste.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Water Caltrop

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! The Water Caltrop, aka Bat Nut, Buffalo Nut, and Devil Pod, is a type of nut that is similar to a Water Chestnut. They have a mild-nutty flavor and fibrous-starchy texture and need to be cracked open to get to the flesh. Boil, simmer, or roast and use for a snack, in a stir-fry, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cricket Flour

October 30, 2017

Cricket Flour is made from roasted and dried crickets. It can replace regular flour in some applications and will work best with savory dishes. It has a high protein count with an earthy-mild-nutty flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hubbard Squash

October 29, 2017

The Hubbard Squash is an autumn and winter squash with a mild flavor. You can carve it into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or use it for a soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sprouted Watermelon Seed

October 28, 2017

The Sprouted Watermelon Seed are watermelon seeds that have gone through the sprouting process. They have a nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for a garnish, salad, and a snack.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amahyakume Persimmon

October 27, 2017

Amahyakume Persimmon has a sweet-tangy flavor and creamy texture and needs to be used when it is very ripe. Use for baked goods like flans and custards, cakes and muffins, and jams and preserves.…

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