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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Christmas Lima

September 7, 2019

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: Piccolo Squash

September 6, 2019

The Piccolo Squash is an heirloom soft-summer squash that can be used cooked or raw. They have a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, Risotto, Ratatouille, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tindora

September 5, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Sierra Fig

September 1, 2019

The Green Sierra Fig is one of the many varieties of figs and was introduced in the mid-2000’s. It has a jam like interior that is aromatic and sweet. It is best used on its own or in a salad or with a dessert but can also be used for making jam or compote. The …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cylindra Beet

August 31, 2019

The Cylindra Beet, or Formanova Beet, is a variety of beet with a long-cylinder shape with a fruity-sweet flavor and firm texture. Use for a soup like Borscht, a salad like Lorette Salad, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mulberry

August 30, 2019

The Mulberry has a short season and is a unique berry because it is more similar to a dried fruit. They have a sticky sweet flavor and can be used in baked goods and desserts, chutney, compote and jam, crisp, cobbler, crumble, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dried Black Garbanzo Bean

August 29, 2019

The Dried Black Garbanzo Bean, or Dried Black Chickpea Bean, is similar to regular Dried Garbanzo Bean but black in color. They need to be soaked and have a long cooking time and have an earthy-nutty flavor. Use for dips and spreads like Hummus, soup, stew, and salad.…

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