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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Cortland Apple

December 14, 2018

The Cortland Apple is a well balanced apple with a floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, salad, or in baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler and pie, or for a chutney or apple sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Roasted Garlic

December 13, 2018

Roasted Garlic is a great ingredient to have around. It can be served on its own as a side dish or as a garnish for other dishes. It can be added to Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, vinaigrette, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sugarcane

December 12, 2018

Sugarcane is a raw ingredient that is primarily used for making sugar. It grows in large stalks and has a hard outer shell. It has a sweet flavor and a fibrous-stringy-tough-woody texture. It can be cut into pieces and used as a skewer for meats and vegetables, and also used as a garnish for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Burnet

December 11, 2018

Burnet, aka Salad Burnet, is an herb and a salad green. It is best to use the young leaves because the older ones have a bitter taste. The young leaves have a pungent-minty flavor and can be used for compound butter (Beurre Chivry), garnish, salad, soup, and a sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Paris Market Carrot

December 10, 2018

The Paris Market Carrot goes by many names such as French Round Carrot, Globe Carrot, Italian Thumbelina, and Parisienne Carrot. It is a small round carrot with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used whole or chopped, raw and cooked, for crudités, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blood Lime

December 9, 2018

The Blood Lime is a hybrid of Lime and Blood Orange and this variety of citrus has a tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use for Ceviche, salsa, sauce, Vinaigrette, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yellow Foot Mushroom

December 8, 2018

Yellow Foot Mushroom, aka Yellow Foot Chanterelle, is a small fungus with an earthy flavor. They can be braised, roasted, or sautéed and used in Risotto, soup, stew, vegetable side dish, and pasta dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Leopard Romaine Lettuce

December 7, 2018

Leopard Romaine Lettuce is a type of Romaine Lettuce with red, green, and white coloring. It has a mild flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. Use as a garnish, in sandwiches and hamburgers, and Caesar Salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Tokyo Turnip

December 6, 2018

Baby Tokyo Turnip is a small, round, white turnip that is completely edible. Use the earthy greens for a salad or sauté as a braising green. The root has an earthy-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and can be used raw and cooked for crudités, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Violet Of Sicily Cauliflower

December 5, 2018

Violet Of Sicily Cauliflower is an Italian heirloom variety of cauliflower with a white and purple color and looser florets than regular Cauliflower. They have a musty-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for crudités, soup, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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