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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Goji Berry

August 11, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Marvel Stripe Tomato

August 3, 2019

The Marvel Stripe Tomato is an heirloom variety of tomato with red and yellow stripes. They have a sweet-tangy flavor and a tender-juicy texture and are used for Caprese Salad, Gazpacho, salad, sandwich, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Purple Bean

August 2, 2019

The Fresh Purple Bean is a summer bean that is similar to the Green Bean. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are good in salads, crudités, and vegetable side dish. The beans will lose their purple color after being cooked.…

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