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Ingredient Of The Day: Crenshaw Melon

September 12, 2023

The Crenshaw Melon has a very aromatic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy texture. Use in a fruit salad, dessert soup, fruit dish, and Prosciutto And Melon.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bordeaux Spinach

September 11, 2023

Bordeaux Spinach can be used raw as a salad green or cooked as a braising green. The greens have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for Pesto Sauce, soup, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Huckleberry

September 10, 2023

The Red Huckleberry is a small summer berry with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used raw or cooked in baked goods, desserts, jams, and preserves. Also, try using them for crisp, crumble, cobbler, buckle, galette, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sparkler Radish

September 9, 2023

The Sparkler Radish, aka Sparkler White Tip and White Tip Radish, is an heirloom variety with red and white coloring. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for crudités, salad, sandwich, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Stripe Fig

September 8, 2023

The Candy Stripe Fig, or Tiger Stripe Fig, is a specialty fig with green and yellow stripes. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for baked goods and desserts, jams and chutneys, or added to a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Christmas Lima

September 7, 2023

The Fresh Christmas Lima is an heirloom shelling bean with red and white coloring. After removing from the pod, cook the beans without the need of soaking. They have a buttery-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, salad, Succotash, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tindora

September 5, 2023

Tindora, aka Ivy Gourd, Little Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, and Tindoori, is a small cucumber-like vegetable that can be used cooked and raw. They have a mild-slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture and are used in curry and Indian dishes, soup, stew, stir-fry, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cutting Celery

September 4, 2023

Cutting Celery, aka Dutch Cutting Celery, Italian Celery, Leaf Celery, Smallage, and Wild Celery, is different then regular Celery Greens because they are primarily grown only for the leaves. The have an earthy-anise-aromatic-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. They can be used cooked or raw as an herb, braising green, garnish or salad green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ramp Bulb

September 3, 2023

The Ramp Bulb, aka Ramp Clove or Wild Leek Bulb, are a mature Ramp that is similar to a Shallot. They have a pungent-strong-earthy flavor and can be used for Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, sauce, soup, stew, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cherokee Purple Tomato

September 2, 2023

The Cherokee Purple Tomato is an heirloom variety of tomato that can be used raw or cooked. They have an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture and can be used for soup, sauce, stew, salsa, salad, and sandwich.…

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