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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Root

March 11, 2021

The Garlic Root is the root of the garlic bulb and can be used for a flavoring in dishes. They have an earthy-mild-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and stringy texture and can be used as a garnish, in Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, salad, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Flower

March 10, 2021

The Pea Flower, aka Pea Blossom, is the flower that grows on the Pea Tendril. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: MacArthur Avocado

March 9, 2021

MacArthur Avocado is one of the many varieties of avocados and they have a mild-buttery flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for Guacamole, salad, sandwiches, sauce, vinaigrette, and a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Purple Artichoke

March 8, 2021

The Baby Purple Artichoke is a small variety of Artichoke with an earthy-nutty-vegetal flavor. Simmer, braise, roast, or steam them and use for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Sapote

March 7, 2021

The White Sapote is a tropical fruit with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture. It has a green skin with large seeds in the center that must be discarded. The white flesh is the usable part of the fruit and it is similar to the Mamey Sapote. Use for out-of-hand-eating, in baked goods, in salad, and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rhubarb

March 6, 2021

Rhubarb is an ingredient that is available in the springtime. The fibrous stalks need to be cooked and they have a tart flavor and are often paired with Strawberries and used in desserts like betty, cobbler, crumble, crisp, and sweet pie. Rhubarb can also be used for chutney, compote, jam, preserves, sauce, and relish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Spring Onion

March 5, 2021

The Red Spring Onion is one of the first signs of spring and is a welcome ingredient after the long winter. They have a milder flavor than regular onions and can be used in many of the same applications such as Risotto, salad, salsa, sauce, soup, stir-fry, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bamboo Shoot

March 4, 2021

The Bamboo Shoot needs to be used when they are young and tender. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and woody-crunchy texture and need to be cooked to get rid of the fibrous texture. Use in Asian cuisine like Egg Drop Soup, Sizzling Rice Soup, Spring Roll, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kishu Tangerine

March 3, 2021

The Kishu Tangerine is one of the many varieties of mandarins that are available. The Kishu is a small golf ball size citrus with a fruity-sweet flavor and a juicy-tender texture and they are best used for out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Albino Beet

March 2, 2021

The Albino Beet, aka White Beet, is a variety of beet with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, boil, braise, roast, or simmer and use in salad, Risotto, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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