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Ingredient Of The Day: Marionberry

July 27, 2017

The Marionberry is a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, chutney, jam, and sauces.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hominy

July 26, 2017

Fresh Hominy, aka Nixtamal or Nixtamalado, is a process of curing corn. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and chewy-firm texture. Use for Pozole, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Cherry Chile Pepper

July 25, 2017

The Red Cherry Chile Pepper, aka Hungarian Cherry Pepper and Red Cherry Bomb Pepper, has a mild-slightly sweet-slightly spicy flavor. Use raw or roast, grill, or sauté and use for salsa, Ceviche, Gazpacho, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cocozelle

July 24, 2017

The Cocozelle is an heirloom variety of summer squash similar to Zucchini. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used in Risotto, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Loganberry

July 22, 2017

The Loganberry is a hybrid of Blackberry and Raspberry. They are a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, jam and preserves, sauce, and chutney.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Wonder Cucumber

July 21, 2017

The White Wonder Cucumber is a small yellow variety of cucumber. They have a slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in salad, sandwich, crudités, Ceviche, and Gazpacho.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Numex Twilight Chile Pepper

July 20, 2017

The Numex Twilight Chile Pepper is a smallish purple and white heirloom variety of pepper. They have a medium spicy-fruity flavor and can be used in soup, stew, sauce, salsa, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Prickly Chayote Squash

July 19, 2017

The Prickly Chayote Squash is similar to the Chayote Squash. They have a very mild flavor and are used in dishes to pick up other flavors. Use in soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Ear Mushroom

July 18, 2017

The Golden Ear Mushroom, aka Orange Cloud Mushroom, Yellow Ear Mushroom, Yellow Brain Fungus, and Witch’s butter mushroom, a bright spongy orange mushroom that looks like a brain. They have a mild-earthy flavor and gelatinous-spongy-rubbery texture. They must be cooked before using and can be baked, braised, roasted, and sautéd for soup, stew, pasta dish, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Charentais Melon

July 17, 2017

The Charentais Melon is a French variety of melon with an aromatic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, a dessert soup, fruit dish, salad, and Prosciutto And Melon.…

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