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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Tomato

October 12, 2017

The Green Tomato is an unripe tomato and they have an acidic-tart flavor and firm texture. They can be used like a Tomatillo for salsa, relish or sauce but are more commonly used for making Fried Green Tomatoes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yellow Romano Bean

October 2, 2017

The Yellow Romano Bean, aka Yellow Italian Flat Bean or Yellow Italian Pole Bean, is a fresh bean with a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy-firm-meaty texture. Blanch, steam, or sauté and use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Soyu Cucumber

October 1, 2017

The Soyu Cucumber is a summer and autumn cucumber that is completely edible. They have a fruity-mild flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use for salad, Gazpacho, garnish, and in a sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronx Grapes

September 20, 2017

The Bronx Grapes are a specialty seedless variety of grape that is available in late summer and early autumn. They are pale green to light brown in color with a fruity-sweet-astringent flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use in fruit dishes, garnish, and salad.…

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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: 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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