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Tag: Fall Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Black Walnut

September 18, 2017

The Black Walnut, or American Walnut, is a golf ball sized walnut with a very hard shell that makes it difficult to extract the meat. They have an astringent-bitter-earthy-nutty-slightly sweet-slightly bitter flavor and dry-firm texture. They can be used in sweet and savory applications such as baked goods and desserts, Pesto Sauce, salad, sauce, or …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

September 17, 2017

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bloomsdale Spinach

September 16, 2017

Bloomsdale Spinach can be used cooked or raw as a salad green or braising green. The greens have a grassy-sweet-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in Risotto, soup, salad, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hedgehog Mushroom

September 15, 2017

The Hedgehog Mushroom, or Sweet Tooth Mushroom, is similar to the Chanterelle Mushroom and White Chanterelle Mushroom. They have an earthy flavor and dry-firm texture and are used in Risotto, pasta dishes, sauce, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Rattlesnake Bean

September 13, 2017

The Fresh Rattlesnake Bean is similar to a Green Bean with green and purple coloring. They have a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bordeaux Spinach

September 11, 2017

Bordeaux Spinach can be used raw as a salad green or cooked as a braising green. The greens have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for Pesto Sauce, soup, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cincinnati Market Radish

September 10, 2017

The Cincinnati Market Radish, aka Crimson Giant Radish and Long Scarlet Radish, is an heirloom variety of radish with a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. They are best used raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Early Girl Tomato

September 9, 2017

The Early Girl Tomato, aka Dry Farmed Tomato, is a variety of tomato that shows up later in the growing season. They have an acidic-sweet flavor and juicy-firm texture and can be used cooked and raw for salad, salsa, sandwich, soup, stew, and sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 8, 2017

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Holiday Plum

September 7, 2017

The Holiday Plum is a late season stone fruit variety. They have a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-firm-meaty texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, cobbler, compote, jam, and salad.…

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