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Ingredient Of The Day: Rome Beauty Apple

January 6, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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: Quail Egg

January 2, 2019

The Quail Egg is much smaller than many other varieties of eggs and are best used to garnish other dishes. Use for Steak Tartare, on a pizza, or make small Deviled Egg appetizers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

January 1, 2019

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is traditionally served for New Year’s for good luck in the New Year. They are 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 …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Caviar

December 31, 2018

Happy New Years Eve! Caviar, aka Roe, is commonly served during special occasions and celebrations. The prized fish eggs come from sturgeon, but can also come from paddlefish and salmon. They have a briny-salty flavor and a tender-gelatinous texture and should have a pop when you bite into the eggs.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince Paste

December 30, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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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