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Ingredient Of The Day: Lily Bulb

November 14, 2018

The Lily Bulb is considered a delicacy and they have delicate petals that have a unique very sweet flavor and crisp texture. They can be used raw as a garnish or in salads, or cooked in a stir-fry or puréed in a soup. The closest substitute would be Water Chestnut or Jícama.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Choy Sum

November 13, 2018

Choy Sum, aka Chinese Flowering Cabbage and Pak Choy, is a braising green with a grassy-vegetal- slightly sweet- slightly bitter flavor. It can be used raw in salad but it is best when cooked for a stir-fry or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime

November 12, 2018

Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit that is know more for the leaves because the fruit doesn’t have much juice. You can use the lime zest for flavoring dishes and the pulp for mixing into cocktails. The specialty citrus has an aromatic-tart-slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salanova Lettuce

November 11, 2018

Salanova Lettuce is a tender lettuce that is used mostly 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: Manzanita Bolete Mushroom

November 10, 2018

The Manzanita Bolete Mushroom is similar to the Porcini Mushroom with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Braise, roast or sauté and use for a pasta dish, Risotto, soup and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hubbard Squash

November 9, 2018

The Hubbard Squash looks similar to Pumpkin and is in season during autumn/winter and has a mild flavor. Use it for a soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hoja Santa Leaf

November 8, 2018

Hoja Santa Leaf, aka Eared Pepper, Mexican Pepperleaf, Root Beer Plant, Sacred Pepper and Yerba Santa Leaf, is a large leaf that can be used as an herb, leaf vegetable or edible wrap. It has an anise-minty-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and is used in Mexican dishes like Mole, Pozole and Tamales and can also be used …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince

November 7, 2018

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: Honey Date

November 6, 2018

The Honey Date, aka Coconut Date, Cooking Date, and Palm Date, is similar to the Medjool Date with a sweet flavor and chewy texture. They can be eaten on their own or be used for baked goods and desserts such as cakes and muffins.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Kohlrabi

November 5, 2018

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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