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Tag: Winter Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Flower

January 23, 2018

The Banana Flower, aka Banana Blossom, is used as a vegetable in Asian and Indian cuisine for curry dishes, stir-fry, pad Thai, and tempura. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and starchy-tough-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ettinger Avocado

January 22, 2018

The Ettinger Avocado is a variety of Avocado with a thin-smooth shell and large pit. They have an earthy-buttery-fruity flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, Guacamole, sauce, vinaigrette, or purée for a chilled soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Ninja Radish

January 21, 2018

The Purple Ninja Radish is a small to medium sized heirloom radish with an oblong carrot like shape. They have an earthy-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and can be used for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rambutan

January 20, 2018

The Rambutan is a tropical fruit that is similar to the Lychee. They have an acidic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy-gelatinous texture. The have two seasons, summer and winter, and are best used for out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Beauregard Yam

January 18, 2018

The Beauregard Yam is a mild variety of yam with an earthy flavor and a dry-starchy texture. Use as a side dish, or for soup, stew, gratin, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Pink Carrot

January 17, 2018

The Baby Pink Carrot is a small heirloom variety of carrot with a pink color. They have a slightly sweet-earthy flavor and are best used raw as a garnish or for crudités or salad to showcase their color.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Speckled Romaine Lettuce

January 16, 2018

Speckled Romaine Lettuce is similar to regular Romaine Lettuce but the coloring has green with red blotches. It has a mild flavor with a crisp-crunchy texture and can be used for Caesar Salad, salad, and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ugli Fruit

January 15, 2018

The Ugli Fruit is a citrus fruit with a sweet-tangy-fruity-pungent flavor. Use in a fruit dish, salad, salsa, vinaigrette, marinade, or cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Jerusalem Artichoke

January 13, 2018

Purple Jerusalem Artichoke, aka Purple Sunchoke, Red Jerusalem Artichoke, and Red Sunchoke, is similar to regular Jerusalem Artichoke but with a sweeter flavor. They have a nutty-slightly sweet flavor and can be braised, boiled and roasted and used for a gratin, soup, stew, vegetable side dish, or purée and use as a substitute for mashed potatoes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sierra Beauty Apple

January 12, 2018

The Sierra Beauty Apple is an heirloom variety with yellow, pink, and red coloring from the Sierra Foothills in California. They have a slightly sweet-tangy-floral flavor and a crisp-juicy texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, jam and chutney, and baked goods such as pies, crisp, cobbler, and crumble.…

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