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Tag: Winter Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Etrog Citron

November 24, 2017

Etrog Citron is a citrus that is used for the zest since the fruit doesn’t have much juice. It has a sour-tart flavor and can be used for making a syrup or candied peel, for cocktails, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Galeux D’Eysines Squash

November 23, 2017

Galeux D’Eysines Squash is a French heirloom variety and can make a great substitution for Sweet Potato on Thanksgiving. It is a winter/hard squash with a nutty-sweet flavor. Purée and use for a soup or vegetable side dish or dice and roast for a stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Sage

November 20, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving week, so we’re posting holiday related ingredients this week. Purple Sage is similar to regular Sage with a minty-musty-strong-slightly bitter flavor. Use for Stuffing, gravy, soup, stew, and poultry dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yuzu

November 19, 2017

Yuzu, aka Japanese Citron, is a very prized citrus from Japan. It has an acidic-tart-floral flavor and has little to no juice and is used mostly for the zest. Usually it is made into an oil first before flavoring dishes such as vinaigrette, Aïoli, syrup, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Florida Avocado

November 16, 2017

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dungeness Crab

November 15, 2017

Dungeness Crab season is beginning. Dungeness Crab has a briny-sweet flavor and can be served whole and then cracked and served for a meal or used to make Crab Cakes, Crab Louis, soup, stew, and used in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 13, 2017

Turban Squash is hard/winter squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. It is similar to the Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash and can be baked or roasted and used for soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seckel Pear

November 11, 2017

The Seckel Pear, aka Sugar Pear, is a small-dense pear with a sweet-slightly spicy flavor and a creamy-crunchy-juicy texture. They are used for out-of-hand eating and salad or in desserts such as buckle, cobbler, crisp, galette and pie and can also be cooked for jam, chutney, and compote.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lily Bulb

November 10, 2017

The Lily Bulb is considered a delicacy and they have a sweet flavor and a crisp texture similar to Jícama.  The leaves are picked off from the bulb and used in salad and stir-fry, puréed for soup, or used as a garnish in savory and dessert dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salanova Lettuce

November 9, 2017

Salanova Lettuce is a tender lettuce that is used for salad. It can be found as Green Salanova Lettuce and Red Salanova Lettuce and has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to a Little Gem Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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