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Ingredient Of The Day: Fraises Des Bois Strawberry

July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day (4th of July)! The Fraises Des Bois Strawberry is a small delicate variety of Strawberry. They have a floral-sweet-tart flavor and because they are so delicate they are best used as a garnish or use them for a Strawberry Shortcake.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mango Nectarine

July 3, 2022

The Mango Nectarine is a specialty variety of stone fruit. They have an aromatic-floral-sweet-tart flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for out-of-hand eating or in baked goods and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bulgarian Carrot Chile Pepper

July 2, 2022

The Bulgarian Carrot Chile Pepper, or Hot Carrot Pepper, is a chili pepper with a fruity-medium spicy flavor. Use for Ceviche, salsa, sauce, stew, and soup and use gloves when prepping if you are sensitive to spicy peppers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Corn

July 1, 2022

Red Corn, aka Elote and Indian Corn, is similar to regular corn but with a higher starch content. It has a nutty-sweet flavor and crisp-juicy-starchy texture. Use in soup, salad, stew, salsa, Succotash, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Wasabi Root

June 30, 2022

Fresh Wasabi Root, or Japanese Horseradish, is hard to find but worth the search. It is similar to Horseradish Root with a nutty-pungent-medium spicy flavor. Grate it and use it as a garnish, in soup, sauce, Aïoli, sushi, vinaigrette and a bloody Mary cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Petal

June 29, 2022

The Sunflower Petal is an edible part of the sunflower plant. They have a slightly bitter-grassy-vegetal flavor and they will add a pop of color to dishes. Use sparingly in salads or for a garnish because of the  slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Garlic

June 28, 2022

Black Garlic, aka Fermented Garlic, is a variety of garlic that has gone through the process of fermentation to give it a smoky-strong-slightly sweet flavor. Use for soup, stew, sauce, Aïoli, vinaigrette, and most other applications that call for regular Garlic.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Betel Leaf

June 27, 2022

The Betel Leaf is used as an herb as well as a wrap to hold stuffed ingredients. They have an aromatic-musty-peppery-slightly bitter flavor. Use for soup or in Thai and Indian cuisines.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Corn

June 26, 2022

Baby Corn is usually used whole by grilling, frying, sautéing, or steaming. They have a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used for soup, salad, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pluot

June 25, 2022

The Pluot, aka Plumcot, is a plum-apricot hybrid with a sweet-fruity flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for baked goods, dessert dishes, compote, jam, and out-of-hand eating.…

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