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Ingredient Of The Day: Cylindra Beet

August 27, 2017

The Cylindra Beet, or Formanova Beet, is a variety of beet with a long-cylinder shape. They have a fruity-sweet flavor and firm texture. Use for soup, like Borscht, salad, like Lorette Salad, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 26, 2017

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tayberry

August 25, 2017

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, and compote, crisp, crumble, and cobblers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Maroon Carrot

August 24, 2017

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: Cheddar Cauliflower

August 23, 2017

Cheddar Cauliflower, or Orange Cauliflower, is the same as regular Cauliflower but has orange coloring. It has an earthy-musty-nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for crudités, salad, soup. stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kiwano

August 22, 2017

The Kiwano, aka Hedged Gourd, Horn Melon, and Jelly Melon, has a unique combination of flavor between Cucumber, Banana, and Kiwi. They have a tart-slightly sweet flavor and creamy-gelatinous texture and can be used for salad, sauce, vinaigrette, and fruit dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 21, 2017

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: Radish Blossom

August 20, 2017

The Radish Blossom, or Radish Flower, is an edible flower with a floral-peppery-slightly spicy flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used for Risotto, salad and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Shiso

August 19, 2017

The Chinese Shiso leaf, aka Chinese Beefsteak Plant and Chinese Perilla is similar to regular Green Shiso and Red Shiso but with green and purple coloring. They have an earthy-minty-pungent flavor and can be used for salad, Sashimi, Spring Roll, and Sushi.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Holy Basil

August 18, 2017

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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