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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Flower

January 26, 2017

The Banana Flower, aka Banana Blossom, is used as a vegetable in Asian and Indian cuisine for curry dishes, stir-fry, pad Thai, and tempura. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and starchy-tough-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nagaimo

January 23, 2017

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.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Rose Turnip

December 22, 2016

The Scarlet Rose Turnip, aka Pink Turnip or Scarlet Queen Turnip, is a variety of Turnip with an earthy-nutty flavor. They can be grated or julienned to be used raw for salad or crudités or cooked for a stew or vegetable side dish and can also be pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Feijoa

December 21, 2016

The Feijoa, aka Pineapple Guava, is a tropical fruit with a floral-sweet-tangy flavor and creamy-firm-grainy texture. Scoop out the flesh from the skin and use in a fruit salad or in baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cucumber Root

December 12, 2016

Cucumber Root is the bulb that grows from the Mouse Melon and is similar to Jícama. They range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball and have a rough skin that needs to be peeled. They have an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and can be used raw and cooked for …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rome Beauty Apple

December 4, 2016

The Rome Beauty Apple is a variety with a floral-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-firm texture. Use raw for out-of-hand eating and salad or use in desserts and baked goods for betty, buckle, crisp, crumble, cobbler, and pies. They can also be made into a compote, chutney, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Popcorn

November 29, 2016

Popcorn is a variety of corn that is used for drying for Popcorn. Popcorn can be used as a snack, appetizer, and to garnish a dish like soup. Many ingredients can be added to make it more flavorful such as butter, salts, citrus juice, herbs and spices.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Florida Avocado

November 28, 2016

Florida Avocado is a milder avocado with a bright green, delicate and smooth shell. The flesh is less creamy and oily with a mild-earthy-grassy-nutty flavor. Use in salad, for sandwiches and hamburgers, sushi, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Northern Spy Apple

November 27, 2016

The Northern Spy Apple is a nicely balanced apple with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Eat on their own or add to a salad, use for chutney, compote or jam, or add to dessert dishes such as pie, betty, buckle, crisp, crumble and cobbler.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hinona Kabu Turnip

November 26, 2016

Hinona Kabu Turnip is a turnip/radish with a mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use cooked or raw for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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