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Ingredient Of The Day: Choy Sum

November 13, 2018

Choy Sum, aka Chinese Flowering Cabbage and Pak Choy, is a braising green with a grassy-vegetal- slightly sweet- slightly bitter flavor. It can be used raw in salad but it is best when cooked for a stir-fry or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime

November 12, 2018

Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit that is know more for the leaves because the fruit doesn’t have much juice. You can use the lime zest for flavoring dishes and the pulp for mixing into cocktails. The specialty citrus has an aromatic-tart-slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salanova Lettuce

November 11, 2018

Salanova Lettuce is a tender lettuce that is used mostly for salad. It can be found as Green Salanova Lettuce and Red Salanova Lettuce and has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to a Little Gem Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Manzanita Bolete Mushroom

November 10, 2018

The Manzanita Bolete Mushroom is similar to the Porcini Mushroom with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Braise, roast or sauté and use for a pasta dish, Risotto, soup and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hoja Santa Leaf

November 8, 2018

Hoja Santa Leaf, aka Eared Pepper, Mexican Pepperleaf, Root Beer Plant, Sacred Pepper and Yerba Santa Leaf, is a large leaf that can be used as an herb, leaf vegetable or edible wrap. It has an anise-minty-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and is used in Mexican dishes like Mole, Pozole and Tamales and can also be used …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Honey Date

November 6, 2018

The Honey Date, aka Coconut Date, Cooking Date, and Palm Date, is similar to the Medjool Date with a sweet flavor and chewy texture. They can be eaten on their own or be used for baked goods and desserts such as cakes and muffins.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Kohlrabi

November 5, 2018

Purple Kohlrabi, aka Purple Cabbage Turnip, is similar to Green Kohlrabi on the inside but slightly sweeter. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and firm-crunchy-juicy texture. Use raw for a salad or cook for soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Buddha’s Hand Citron

November 4, 2018

Buddha’s Hand Citron, aka Finger Citron and Fingered Citron, is a very dramatic looking citrus. It is only used for its zest which has an aromatic-sour-strong flavor. You can candy the peel and use as a garish for desserts or make a syrup that is good for cocktails and desserts or use the zest for vinaigrette, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Swan Bean

November 3, 2018

The Red Swan Bean is a stringless bean similar to a Romano Bean and they loose their beautiful purple-green color after being cooked. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-firm texture and can be used for crudités, salad, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blewit Mushroom

November 2, 2018

The Blewit Mushroom, aka Blue Foot Mushroom, Pied Bleu Mushroom and Woodblewit, is an autumn fungus with a mild-earthy flavor. The specialty fungus is used in Risotto, pasta dish, sauce, soup, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish. They can be baked, braised, roasted and sautéed.…

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