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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Artichoke

October 5, 2022

Chinese Artichoke, aka Crosne, Japanese Artichoke, and Knotroot, is a root vegetable with an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and a firm-crunchy texture. They can be eaten raw or cooked in a salad, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Long Black Radish

October 4, 2022

The Long Black Radish, aka Long Black Spanish Radish, is an oblong variety of radish that is black on the outside and white on the inside. They have an earthy-mild-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use for salad, soup, stir-fry, and crudités.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Tomato

October 3, 2022

The Green Tomato is an unripe tomato and they have an acidic-tart flavor and firm texture. They can be used like a Tomatillo for salsa, relish or sauce but are more commonly used for making Fried Green Tomatoes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Adriatic Fig

October 2, 2022

The Adriatic Fig is a variety of fig with a green exterior and red interior. They have an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for out-of-hand-eating, compote, jam, preserves, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Asparagus Lettuce

October 1, 2022

Asparagus Lettuce, aka Celery Lettuce, Celtuce Lettuce, Chinese Lettuce, and Stem Lettuce is the top greens of the Celtuce Root. The greens have a mild-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture. They can be used raw in salad or cooked for soup or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Flageolet Bean

September 30, 2022

It is more common to find the Dried Flageolet Bean, but for a short time in the autumn you can find the Fresh Flageolet Bean available. The fresh beans take less time to cook than the dried beans and can be used for Cassoulet, salad, stew, soup, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Rattlesnake Bean

September 29, 2022

The Fresh Rattlesnake Bean is similar to a Green Bean with purple and green coloring. They have a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cincinnati Market Radish

September 28, 2022

The Cincinnati Market Radish, aka Crimson Giant Radish and Long Scarlet Radish, is an heirloom variety of radish with a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. They are best used raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Crookneck Squash

September 27, 2022

The Crookneck Squash, aka Crooked Neck Squash and Cushaw Squash, is a soft summer squash with a mild flavor. They can be used cooked and raw for a pasta dish, Risotto, Ratatouille, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Drop Pepper

September 26, 2022

The Lemon Drop Pepper is a smallish (around 60mm long and 12mm wide) yellow chili pepper from Peru. It is a medium hot pepper, 15,000-30,000 SCU (Scoville Heat Units), with a lemon-citrus flavor. Use raw or cooked for many applications such as salsa or Ceviche.…

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