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Ingredient Of The Day: Haricot Jaune

July 15, 2019

The Haricot Jaune is a yellow variety of Haricot Vert and can be used in a similar way. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: French Prune

July 14, 2019

Happy Bastille Day! The French Prune is a small specialty variety of stone fruit from France. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and firm-juicy-tender texture. Use for out-of-hand-eating, salad, baked goods and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Ear Mushroom

July 13, 2019

The Golden Ear Mushroom, aka Orange Cloud Mushroom, Yellow Ear Mushroom, Yellow Brain Fungus, and Witch’s butter mushroom, is a bright spongy orange mushroom that looks like a brain. They have a mild-earthy flavor and gelatinous-spongy-rubbery texture. They must be cooked before using and can be baked, braised, roasted, and sautéd for soup, stew, pasta …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Romanesco Cauliflower

July 10, 2019

The Romanesco Cauliflower is an Italian variety of Cauliflower with a unique look that holds it shape after cooking. They have a musty-nutty flavor and firmer texture than regular cauliflower. Blanch, sauté, steam, roast, or use raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Prickly Chayote Squash

July 9, 2019

The Prickly Chayote Squash is similar to the Chayote Squash but with a spiny skin. They have a very mild flavor and are used in dishes to absorb other flavors. Use in soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flowering Watercress

July 8, 2019

Flowering Watercress is a wild variety of Watercress with an aromatic-earthy-grassy-peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use raw or cooked for salad, sandwich, soup, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Cucumber

July 7, 2019

The Lemon Cucumber gets its name because they look like a lemon in size and color. They have a mild-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Use them like regular Cucumbers for salad, soup, crudités, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flying Saucer Squash

July 6, 2019

The Flying Saucer Squash is an heirloom variety of summer squash with a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, braise, grill, fry, roast, sauté, or use raw for soup, stew, Risotto, Ratatouille, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Creole Tomato

July 5, 2019

The Creole Tomato is a variety of tomato from Louisiana. They are very sought after in the summertime and are sweet and juicy with little to no acidity. Use in salad, sandwich, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fraises Des Bois Strawberry

July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day (4th of July)! The Fraises Des Bois Strawberry is a small delicate variety of Strawberry. They have a floral-sweet-tart flavor and because they are so delicate they are best used as a garnish or use them for a Strawberry Shortcake.…

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