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Tag: Winter Produce

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Buddha’s Hand Citron

November 5, 2017

Buddha’s Hand Citron, aka Finger Citron and Fingered Citron, is a very dramatic looking citrus. It is only used for its zest which has an aromatic-sour-strong flavor. You can candy the peel and use as a garish for desserts or make a syrup that is good for cocktails and desserts or use the zest for …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Kohlrabi

November 2, 2017

Purple Kohlrabi, aka Purple Cabbage Turnip, is similar to Green Kohlrabi on the inside but slightly sweeter. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and firm-crunchy-juicy texture. Use raw for a salad or cook for soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince

November 1, 2017

Quince, or Membrillo, is a firm autumn/winter fruit that needs to be cooked before using. It is very astringent and has an aromatic-tart flavor that gets sweeter once it is cooked. Use for chutney and compote, jams and preserves, baked goods, and to make Quince Paste.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hubbard Squash

October 29, 2017

The Hubbard Squash is an autumn and winter squash with a mild flavor. You can carve it into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or use it for a soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Kiwi

October 25, 2017

The Golden Kiwi, aka Gold Kiwi, has a similar flavor to regular Kiwi but a little more sweet and less tart. Use for out-of-hand eating, in dessert dishes, salad, and salsa.…

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