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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Bronze Fennel Frond

July 18, 2019

The Bronze Fennel Frond is a variety of herb with an aromatic-floral-slightly sweet flavor. The delicate herb can be used for many things such as salad, vinaigrette, soup, and a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Cherry Chile Pepper

July 17, 2019

The Red Cherry Chile Pepper, aka Hungarian Cherry Pepper and Red Cherry Bomb Pepper, has a mild-slightly sweet-slightly spicy flavor. Use raw or roast, grill, or sauté and use for salsa, Ceviche, Gazpacho, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Marrow Squash

July 16, 2019

The Marrow Squash is an heirloom variety of summer squash. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and can be used raw or cooked for tempura or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Haricot Jaune

July 15, 2019

The Haricot Jaune is a yellow variety of Haricot Vert and can be used in a similar way. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: French Prune

July 14, 2019

Happy Bastille Day! The French Prune is a small specialty variety of stone fruit from France. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and firm-juicy-tender texture. Use for out-of-hand-eating, salad, baked goods and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Ear Mushroom

July 13, 2019

The Golden Ear Mushroom, aka Orange Cloud Mushroom, Yellow Ear Mushroom, Yellow Brain Fungus, and Witch’s butter mushroom, is a bright spongy orange mushroom that looks like a brain. They have a mild-earthy flavor and gelatinous-spongy-rubbery texture. They must be cooked before using and can be baked, braised, roasted, and sautéd for soup, stew, pasta …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Romanesco Cauliflower

July 10, 2019

The Romanesco Cauliflower is an Italian variety of Cauliflower with a unique look that holds it shape after cooking. They have a musty-nutty flavor and firmer texture than regular cauliflower. Blanch, sauté, steam, roast, or use raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Prickly Chayote Squash

July 9, 2019

The Prickly Chayote Squash is similar to the Chayote Squash but with a spiny skin. They have a very mild flavor and are used in dishes to absorb other flavors. Use in soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Watercress

July 8, 2019

Flowering Watercress is a wild variety of Watercress with an aromatic-earthy-grassy-peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use raw or cooked for salad, sandwich, soup, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Cucumber

July 7, 2019

The Lemon Cucumber gets its name because they look like a lemon in size and color. They have a mild-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Use them like regular Cucumbers for salad, soup, crudités, and salsa.…

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