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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 19, 2019

The Pom Pom Mushroom, aka Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, and Lion’s Mane Mushroom, ranges in color from white to yellow and sizes from golf ball to soccer ball. They have a briny-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and meaty-spongy-stringy-tender texture and can be used for pasta dishes, Risotto, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tayberry

August 18, 2019

The Tayberry is a Blackberry and Raspberry hybrid and is sweeter than both. The berries have an aromatic-sweet-tart flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, chutney, jam, compote, crisp, crumble, and cobblers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Maroon Carrot

August 17, 2019

The Maroon Carrot, or Red Carrot, is an heirloom variety of carrot. They have an earthy-sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. They can be cooked or used raw for crudités, salad, soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Coco Bean

August 16, 2019

The Fresh Black Coco Bean is a fresh bean that requires 40-60 minutes of cooking time. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and firm-starchy texture. Use for Bruschetta, salad. soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Boy Tomato

August 15, 2019

The Lemon Boy Tomato is a summer heirloom variety that gets its name from its yellow color. They have an acidic-tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for salad, salsa, sauce, soup, stew, sandwich, and Gazpacho.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Aji Dulce Chile Pepper

August 14, 2019

The Aji Dulce Chile Pepper is a mild pepper with an earthy-fruity-smoky-slightly sweet flavor. Use raw, roasted or grilled for Ceviche, relish, salad, salsa, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Holy Basil

August 13, 2019

Holy Basil, aka Tulasi or Tulsi, is an herb similar to Green Basil but with a more intense aromatic-citrus-earthy-floral-musty flavor. Use in similar ways as other basils in Caprese Salad, pasta sauce, Pesto Sauce, pizza, Risotto, and a vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Gwen Avocado

August 12, 2019

The Gwen Avocado has a buttery-earthy-fruity flavor and a creamy-oily texture. Use for Ceviche, Guacamole, salad, soup, sauce, sandwich, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Goji Berry

August 11, 2019

The Fresh Goji Berry is hard to find but worth the search. You can usually find the Dried Goji Berry but the fresh ones are different and have a fruity-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use in baked goods and desserts, salad, and as a beverage.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Lime

August 10, 2019

The Black Lime, aka Dried Lime, is used a lot like a Preserved Lemon. It has an acidic-citrus-earthy-smoky-sour-slightly bitter flavor and is used in Middle Eastern cuisine, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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