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Tag: Summer Produce

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: 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: Adriatic Fig

September 12, 2017

The Adriatic Fig is a variety of fig with a green exterior and red interior. They have an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for out-of-hand-eating, compote, jam, preserves, and salad.…

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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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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean

September 6, 2017

The Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean is similar to Green Bean but with yellow and purple coloring that fades away with cooking. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crunchy-tender texture and can be used for salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Piccolo Squash

September 5, 2017

The Piccolo Squash is an heirloom soft summer squash that can be used cooked or raw. They have a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, Risotto, Ratatouille, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Stripe Fig

September 3, 2017

The Candy Stripe Fig, or Tiger Stripe Fig, is a specialty fig with green and yellow stripes. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for baked goods and desserts, jams and chutneys, or added to a salad.…

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