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Ingredient Of The Day: Holy Basil

August 13, 2023

Holy Basil, aka Tulasi or Tulsi, is an herb similar to Green Basil but with a more intense aromatic-citrus-earthy-floral-musty flavor. Use in similar ways as other basils in Caprese Salad, pasta sauce, Pesto Sauce, pizza, Risotto, and a vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Gwen Avocado

August 12, 2023

The Gwen Avocado has a buttery-earthy-fruity flavor and a creamy-oily texture. Use for Ceviche, Guacamole, salad, soup, sauce, sandwich, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Goji Berry

August 11, 2023

The Fresh Goji Berry is hard to find but worth the search. You can usually find the Dried Goji Berry but the fresh ones are different and have a fruity-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use in baked goods and desserts, salad, and as a beverage.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Lime

August 10, 2023

The Black Lime, aka Dried Lime, is used a lot like a Preserved Lemon. It has an acidic-citrus-earthy-smoky-sour-slightly bitter flavor and is used in Middle Eastern cuisine, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Antique Radish

August 9, 2023

The Golden Antique Radish, aka Zlata Radish, is one of the many varieties of radishes. They have an earthy-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and crunchy-firm texture. Use raw or cooked for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Indigo Rose Tomato

August 8, 2023

The Indigo Rose Tomato is small in size like a Cherry Tomato and has orange and black coloring. They have a smoky-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for crudités, in salsa, relish, salad, pasta dish, and garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bull’s Blood Microgreens

August 7, 2023

Bull’s Blood Microgreens, aka Baby Bull’s Blood, is a small variety of salad green. They have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and they are mostly used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Spinach

August 6, 2023

Flowering Spinach is a variety of spinach that starts to produce flowers. They have a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Use cooked or raw for salad, Risotto, Quiche, Pesto Sauce, soup, and braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Striped Holland Bell Pepper

August 5, 2023

The Striped Holland Bell Pepper, aka Enjoya Pepper, is a natural hybrid of the Yellow Bell Pepper and the Red Bell Pepper. Use like you would other sweet peppers in salads, crudités, relish, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rond De Nice

August 4, 2023

The Rond De Nice squash is a round summer squash from Nice, France. They have a nutty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, stir-fry, and Ratatouille.…

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