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Ingredient Of The Day: Hydro Cress

February 25, 2021

Hydro Cress, aka Hydro Watercress, is a mild type of cress that is mostly used as a salad green or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Smitten Apple

February 24, 2021

The Smitten Apple is one of many varieties of apples. They have a fruity-sweet flavor and a firm-crisp-juicy texture. A nicely balanced apple that is best used for out-of-hand eating or in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Asparagus

February 23, 2021

Asparagus is a good sign that springtime has arrived. Asparagus can be found as Green Asparagus, Purple Asparagus, and White Asparagus and they have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use for crudités, in salad, a puréed soup, vegetable side dish, and wrapped with Prosciutto Crudo.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fuerte Avocado

February 22, 2021

The Fuerte Avocado is a variety of avocado with a mild-buttery flavor and a creamy-oily texture. Use for Ceviche, salad, Guacamole, sandwiches, sauce, sushi, vinaigrette, and a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Minutina

February 21, 2021

Minutina, aka Buck’s Horn Plantain and Erba Stella, is a green that can be used raw or cooked. It has a grassy-nutty-vegetal flavor and can be used for a garnish, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mexican Papaya

February 20, 2021

Mexican Papaya, aka Maradol or Maridol Papaya, is a variety of Papaya with a floral-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, a fruit dish, or salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bone Marrow

February 19, 2021

Bone Marrow is often prepared as an appetizer by slicing the bone in half lengthwise and roasting and served with a side of bread. But it can also be used as in ingredient for a compound butter, in a sauce or soup, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime Leaf

February 18, 2021

The Kaffir Lime Leaf has an aromatic-citrus flavor and is used to season soup, stew, and sauces. It can also be used to infuse flavor into liquids such as liquor and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Turnip

February 17, 2021

The Golden Turnip is a baby variety that can be used raw or cooked. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mandarinquat

February 16, 2021

The Mandarinquat is a golf ball sized citrus that is a hybrid of a Mandarin and a Kumquat. They have an aromatic-floral-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. They are mostly used whole in chutney, jam, and preserves and for cocktails.…

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