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Ingredient Of The Day: Lily Bulb

November 11, 2019

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: Kaffir Lime

November 10, 2019

Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit that is known 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 9, 2019

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 it 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 8, 2019

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: Quince

November 7, 2019

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, 2019

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 use for baked goods and desserts such as cakes and muffins.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Kohlrabi

November 5, 2019

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: Buddha’s Hand Citron

November 4, 2019

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 vinaigrette, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Swan Bean

November 3, 2019

The Red Swan Bean is a stringless bean similar to a Romano Bean and they loose their beautiful purple-green color after being cooked. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-firm texture and can be used for crudités, salad, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blewit Mushroom

November 2, 2019

The Blewit Mushroom, aka Blue Foot Mushroom, Pied Bleu Mushroom and Woodblewit, is an autumn fungus with a mild-earthy flavor. The specialty fungus is used in Risotto, pasta dish, sauce, soup, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish. They can be baked, braised, roasted and sautéed.…

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