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Ingredient Of The Day: Chocolate Persimmon

October 13, 2018

The Chocolate Persimmon is a specialty variety of Persimmon with a brown flesh. They can be eaten raw or used cooked for chutney or in baked goods such as cakes and muffins. The Chocolate Persimmon has a firm-juicy texture and astringent-fruity-sweet flavor that gets sweeter the more it ripens.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Asian Okra

October 12, 2018

Asian Okra goes by many names such as Chinese Okra, Loofa or Luffa, Silk Gourd, Singua, and Vegetable Sponge. They look like a Zucchini but have a closer consistency and taste to Green Okra. The texture is creamy-gelatinous-spongy-stringy and the flavor is mild and vegetal. Dredge and deep-fry for an appetizer or use in Cajun/ Creole and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Feijoa

October 11, 2018

The Feijoa, aka Pineapple Guava, is a tropical fruit with a floral-sweet-tangy flavor and creamy-firm-grainy texture. Scoop out the flesh from the skin and use in a fruit salad or in desserts and baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Forno Beet

October 10, 2018

The Red Forno Beet is red with an oblong shape. It is an heirloom variety of beet with an earthy-sweet flavor. Use like a regular Red Beet for salad, soup like Borscht, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Asparagus Lettuce

October 9, 2018

Asparagus Lettuce, aka Celery Lettuce, Celtuce Lettuce, Chinese Lettuce, and Stem Lettuce is the top greens of the Celtuce Root. The greens have a mild-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture. They can be used raw in salad or cooked for soup or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Tomato

October 8, 2018

The Green Tomato is an unripe tomato and they have an acidic-tart flavor and firm texture. They can be used like a Tomatillo for salsa, relish or sauce but are more commonly used for making Fried Green Tomatoes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Dragon Carrot

October 7, 2018

The Purple Dragon Carrot is an heirloom variety with a slightly sweet-earthy flavor and a crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, and vegetable side dish or highlight their unique color for garnishing a dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Soyu Cucumber

October 6, 2018

The Soyu Cucumber is a summer and autumn cucumber that is completely edible. They have a fruity-mild flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use for salad, Gazpacho, garnish, and in a sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Date

October 5, 2018

The Fresh Date, aka Fresh Date Palm, is available in the early autumn and has a sweet flavor but not as sweet as dried dates. They have a small pit in the center and can be eaten as is or used for baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yellow Romano Bean

October 4, 2018

The Yellow Romano Bean, aka Yellow Italian Flat Bean or Yellow Italian Pole Bean, is a fresh bean with a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy-firm-meaty texture. Blanch, steam, or sauté and use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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