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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Kiku Apple

February 5, 2019

The Kiku Apple is a well balanced apple with a tart-sweet flavor and crisp-juicy texture. It can be used as a baking apple but it is best used for out-of-hand eating, a fruit dish, salad, and apple sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fennel

February 4, 2019

Baby Fennel is similar to regular Fennel Bulb with an anise-aromatic-slightly sweet flavor but it is more tender. Use cooked or raw in soup, stew, salad, Risotto, or braise them whole for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Bitter Orange

February 3, 2019

Chinese Bitter Orange, aka Bitter Lemon or Trifoliate Orange, has a sour-acidic-slightly bitter flavor. It is similar to Bergamot Orange and Seville Orange and can be used raw for Aïoli, vinaigrette, and cocktails or cooked for sauces, jam, marmalade and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chiogga Beet

February 2, 2019

The Chiogga Beet, aka Bull’s Eye Beet, Candy Cane Beet, and Candy Stripe Beet, is a beautifully decorative beet with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Use in Risotto, salad, soup, as a garnish, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Trumpet Mushroom

February 1, 2019

The Black Trumpet Mushroom, aka Black Chanterelle and Horn Of Plenty, is a wild mushroom with an earthy flavor. Use in a pasta dish, Risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sierra Beauty Apple

January 31, 2019

The Sierra Beauty Apple is an heirloom variety with yellow, pink, and red coloring and is from the Sierra Foothills in California. They have a slightly sweet-tangy-floral flavor and a crisp-juicy texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, jam and chutney, and baked goods such as pies, crisp, cobbler, and crumble.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Scarlet Turnip

January 30, 2019

The Baby Scarlet Turnip, aka Baby Pink Turnip, is an heirloom variety of turnip with an earthy-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ettinger Avocado

January 29, 2019

The Ettinger Avocado is a variety of Avocado with a thin-smooth shell and large pit. They have an earthy-buttery-fruity flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, Guacamole, sauce, vinaigrette, or purée for a chilled soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cassava Root

January 28, 2019

The Cassava Root, aka Manioc and Yuca Root, is a tuber vegetable with a mild flavor and starchy texture. The vegetable is primarily used as a thickener for soups and stews or made into flour.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seville Orange

January 27, 2019

The Seville Orange, aka Bitter Orange and Sour Orange, has a sour-tart-slightly bitter flavor. Because of the sour-bitter flavor it is usually used for preserves, sauces, and cocktails.…

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