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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Pearl Apple

November 23, 2020

The Pink Pearl Apple is a perfectly balanced apple with an aromatic-citrus-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-juicy texture. Use them in a salad, pie, tart, jam or chutney, cobbler, betty, crisp and crumble.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pancetta

November 22, 2020

Pancetta is a cured pork product like Bacon. It is used to flavor dishes like soup, stew, and pasta and it can also be cut into lardons and used as a garnish. You can also cut the rolled pancetta very thin and bake to make “pinwheels” and use that as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 21, 2020

Turban Squash is hard-winter squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. It is similar to the Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash and can be baked or roasted and used for soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seckel Pear

November 20, 2020

The Seckel Pear, aka Sugar Pear, is a small-dense pear with a sweet-slightly spicy flavor and a creamy-crunchy-juicy texture. They are used for out-of-hand eating and salad or in desserts such as buckle, cobbler, crisp, galette and pie and can also be cooked for jam, chutney, and compote.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Variegated Sage

November 19, 2020

Variegated Sage, aka Golden Leaf Sage, is one of the many varieties available and has a fruity-pungent-slightly sweet flavor. Use for a garnish (deep-fried is great), in a soup, stew, sauce, Gravy, and Stuffing.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chestnut

November 18, 2020

Chestnuts are used a lot around this time of year. The nuts have a hard shell that are best when scored and then roasted. They have a sweet-nutty flavor and a dry-crunchy texture and can be puréed and used for a soup, added to a salad, used in desserts, and added to Stuffing and Gravy.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dungeness Crab

November 17, 2020

Dungeness Crab season usually begins around this time of year. Dungeness Crab has a briny-sweet flavor and can be cracked and served whole as a meal or the meat can be used to make Crab Cakes, Crab Louis, soup, stew, and used in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Florida Avocado

November 16, 2020

Florida Avocado is a milder avocado with a bright green, delicate and smooth shell. The flesh is less creamy and oily than other avocados and they have a mild-earthy-grassy-nutty flavor. Use in salad, for sandwiches and hamburgers, sushi, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cricket Flour

November 15, 2020

Cricket Flour is made from roasted and dried crickets. It can replace regular flour in some applications and will work best with savory dishes. It has a high protein count with an earthy-mild-nutty flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lily Bulb

November 14, 2020

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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