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Ingredient Of The Day: Feijoa

October 17, 2019

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: Celtuce Root

October 16, 2019

Celtuce Root, aka Asparagus Lettuce Root or Celery Lettuce Root, is a tuber-root vegetable that can be used in soup, stew, gratin, and a vegetable side dish. They have an earthy-mild-salty flavor and firm-woody texture. The top leaves can also be used for other applications.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pennywort

October 15, 2019

Pennywort, aka Rau Má, is a small leafy green vegetable with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal flavor. It can be used as an herb, salad green or braising green and is good in salads and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bacon Avocado

October 14, 2019

The Bacon Avocado is one of many varieties of Avocado. They have a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and a creamy texture. Use for salad, Ceviche, Guacamole, sandwiches, sushi, and a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chocolate Persimmon

October 13, 2019

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: Purple Dragon Carrot

October 12, 2019

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 by using them to garnish a dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Soyu Cucumber

October 11, 2019

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: Asian Okra

October 10, 2019

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: Fresh Date

October 9, 2019

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: Red Forno Beet

October 8, 2019

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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