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Ingredient Of The Day: Hinona Kabu Turnip

November 17, 2022

Hinona Kabu Turnip, aka Japanese Shiga Turnip, is a turnip/radish with a mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use cooked or raw for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yuzu

November 16, 2022

Yuzu, aka Japanese Citron, is a very prized citrus from Japan. It has an acidic-tart-floral flavor and has little to no juice and is used mostly for the zest. Usually it is made into an oil first before flavoring dishes such as vinaigrette, Aïoli, syrup, candy and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Florida Avocado

November 15, 2022

Florida Avocado is a milder avocado with a bright green, delicate and smooth shell. The flesh is less creamy and oily than other avocados and they have a mild-earthy-grassy-nutty flavor. Use in salad, for sandwiches and hamburgers, sushi, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 14, 2022

Turban Squash is hard-winter squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. It is similar to the Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash and can be baked or roasted and used for soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Honey Date

November 13, 2022

The Honey Date, aka Coconut Date, Cooking Date, and Palm Date, is similar to the Medjool Date with a sweet flavor and chewy texture. They can be eaten on their own or use for baked goods and desserts such as cakes and muffins.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Choy Sum

November 12, 2022

Choy Sum, aka Chinese Flowering Cabbage and Pak Choy, is a braising green with a grassy-vegetal- slightly sweet- slightly bitter flavor. It can be used raw in salad but it is best when cooked for a stir-fry or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lily Bulb

November 11, 2022

The Lily Bulb is considered a delicacy and they have delicate petals that have a unique very sweet flavor and crisp texture. They can be used raw as a garnish or in salads, or cooked in a stir-fry or puréed in a soup. The closest substitute would be Water Chestnut or Jícama.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime

November 10, 2022

Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit that is known more for the leaves because the fruit doesn’t have much juice. You can use the lime zest for flavoring dishes and the pulp for mixing into cocktails. The specialty citrus has an aromatic-tart-slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salanova Lettuce

November 9, 2022

Salanova Lettuce is a tender lettuce that is used mostly for salad. It can be found as Green Salanova Lettuce and Red Salanova Lettuce and it has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to a Little Gem Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Manzanita Bolete Mushroom

November 8, 2022

The Manzanita Bolete Mushroom is similar to the Porcini Mushroom with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Braise, roast or sauté and use for a pasta dish, Risotto, soup and stew.…

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