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Tag: Winter Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Pomelo

April 25, 2017

The Pomelo, or Chinese Grapefruit, is a variety of citrus with an aromatic-slightly sweet-tart flavor. Use the flesh in a salad or fruit dish and use the juice for a vinaigrette, marinade, Aïoli, or in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pirat Lettuce

April 17, 2017

Pirat Lettuce, aka Red Butter Lettuce, Red Butterhead Lettuce, and Sprenkel, is a mild-grassy-sligthly bitter flavored salad green. It has a crisp-tender texture and is used in salad, sandwiches, and hamburgers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Longan

March 31, 2017

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum and has a hard shell that is easy to peel with a “freestone” pit. They have a sweet-floral flavor and can be used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, or for a sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Albino Beet

March 2, 2017

The Albino Beet, aka White Beet, is a variety of beet with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, boil, braise, roast, or simmer and use in salad, Risotto, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mandarinquat

February 28, 2017

The Mandarinquat is a golf ball sized citrus that is a hybrid of a Mandarin and a Kumquat. It has an aromatic-floral-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. It is mostly used whole in chutney, jam, and preserves and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Smitten Apple

February 25, 2017

The Smitten Apple is one of many varieties of apples. It has a fruity-sweet flavor and a firm-crisp-juicy flavor. Best used for out-of-hand eating or in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Turnip

February 24, 2017

The Golden Turnip is a baby variety that can be used raw or cooked. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kishu Tangerine

February 21, 2017

The Kishu Tangerine is one of many varieties of mandarins that are available. The Kishu has a fruity-sweet flavor and a juicy-tender texture and are best for out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fuerte Avocado

February 20, 2017

The Fuerte Avocado is a variety of avocado with a mild-buttery flavor and a creamy-oily texture. Use for Ceviche, salad, Guacamole, sandwiches, sauce, sushi, vinaigrette, and for a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Trumpet Mushroom

February 19, 2017

The Black Trumpet Mushroom, aka Black Chanterelle and Horn Of Plenty, is a wild mushroom with an earthy flavor. Use in a pasta dish, risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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