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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Squash

January 9, 2023

The Banana Squash is a hard winter squash that is oblong in shape and can get up to a meter in length and 15 kilograms in weight. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and meaty texture. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and bake or roast. Use for a soup, stew, and vegetable …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Cap Mushroom

January 7, 2023

The Candy Cap Mushroom is a small wild mushroom with a unique sweet-earthy flavor. They can be used like other mushrooms in savory dishes such as Risotto, soup, stew, and pasta dishes and they can also be used in sweet dishes and as a garnish for desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rome Beauty Apple

January 6, 2023

The Rome Beauty Apple is a variety with a floral-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-firm texture. Use raw for out-of-hand eating and salad or use in desserts and baked goods for betty, buckle, crisp, crumble, cobbler, and pies. They can also be made into a compote, chutney, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cocktail Grapefruit

January 5, 2023

The Cocktail Grapefruit is a hybrid citrus variety that is a cross between a Pummelo and Mandarin. It is smaller and sweeter than other varieties of grapefruits and is very juicy, making it perfect for using the juice in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chrysanthemum Green

January 4, 2023

Chrysanthemum Green is a small delicate-tender leaf vegetable that can be used raw and cooked. They have a peppery-slightly bitter flavor and can be used for salad, soup, stir-fry, and a braising green side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Parsley Root

January 3, 2023

Parsley Root, aka Hamburg Parsley, is a unique variety of parsley that is grown mostly for its root. It looks like a Parsnip but the taste is different with an earthy flavor. They can be used raw, julienned or sliced thinly for a salad, or cooked in a soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

January 1, 2023

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince Paste

December 30, 2022

Quince Paste, aka Cotignac, Crema de Membrillo, and Dulce de Membrillo, is a jelly-like ingredient made from Quince. It has a tart-slightly sweet flavor and gelatinous texture and is mostly used as a garnish, usually for cheese plates.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Batavian Lettuce

December 29, 2022

Batavian Lettuce, aka French Crisp Lettuce or Summer Crisp Lettuce is mostly used as a salad green, it has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to Salanova Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sprouted Watermelon Seed

December 28, 2022

The Sprouted Watermelon Seed are watermelon seeds that have gone through the sprouting process. They have a nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for a garnish, salad, and a snack.…

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