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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

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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Ingredient Of The Day: White Wonder Cucumber

August 1, 2019

The White Wonder Cucumber is a small yellow variety of cucumber. They have a slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in salad, sandwich, crudités, Ceviche, and Gazpacho.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pattypan Squash

July 31, 2019

Pattypan Squash, aka Custard Marrow Squash, Scalloped Squash, and Sunburst Squash, is a small round summer squash that comes in yellow and green colors.  They have a mild-vegetal flavor and can be grilled, braised, and roasted for Ratatouille, Risotto, soup, stew, stir-fry, Tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Marionberry

July 30, 2019

The Marionberry is a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, chutney, jam, and sauces.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Parval Cucumber

July 29, 2019

The Parval Cucumber is a small variety of cucumber with a mild flavor. They are meant to be cooked for curry dishes, soup, stew, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Brandywine Tomato

July 28, 2019

The Brandywine Tomato is an heirloom variety with red and yellow coloring. They have an acidic-sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for soups like Gazpacho or salads like Caprese Salad or salsa, sandwich, and sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Numex Twilight Chile Pepper

July 27, 2019

The Numex Twilight Chile Pepper is a smallish purple and white heirloom variety of pepper. They have a medium spicy-fruity flavor and can be used in soup, stew, sauce, salsa, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hominy

July 26, 2019

Fresh Hominy, aka Nixtamal or Nixtamalado, is a process of curing corn. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and chewy-firm texture. Use for Pozole, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cocozelle

July 25, 2019

The Cocozelle is an heirloom variety of summer squash that is similar to Zucchini. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used in Risotto, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lavender

July 24, 2019

Lavender is an herb with an aromatic-floral-pungent-slightly bitter flavor that can be used in desserts and savory dishes. Try the herb in marinade, vinaigrette, garnish, and Watermelon Feta Salad.…

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