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Ingredient Of The Day: Asparagus Lettuce

October 1, 2022

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: Fresh Flageolet Bean

September 30, 2022

It is more common to find the Dried Flageolet Bean, but for a short time in the autumn you can find the Fresh Flageolet Bean available. The fresh beans take less time to cook than the dried beans and can be used for Cassoulet, salad, stew, soup, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Rattlesnake Bean

September 29, 2022

The Fresh Rattlesnake Bean is similar to a Green Bean with purple and green coloring. They have a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cincinnati Market Radish

September 28, 2022

The Cincinnati Market Radish, aka Crimson Giant Radish and Long Scarlet Radish, is an heirloom variety of radish with a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. They are best used raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Drop Pepper

September 26, 2022

The Lemon Drop Pepper is a smallish (around 60mm long and 12mm wide) yellow chili pepper from Peru. It is a medium hot pepper, 15,000-30,000 SCU (Scoville Heat Units), with a lemon-citrus flavor. Use raw or cooked for many applications such as salsa or Ceviche.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Walnut

September 25, 2022

The Black Walnut, or American Walnut, is a golf ball sized walnut with a very hard shell that makes it difficult to extract the meat. They have an astringent-bitter-earthy-nutty-slightly sweet-slightly bitter flavor and dry-firm texture. They can be used in sweet and savory applications such as baked goods and desserts, Pesto Sauce, salad, sauce, or …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Melissa Fig

September 24, 2022

The Melissa Fig is one of the many varieties of figs that are available during the autumn season. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet-jam like flavor and are used for chutney, compote, jam, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hedgehog Mushroom

September 23, 2022

The Hedgehog Mushroom, or Sweet Tooth Mushroom, is similar to the Chanterelle Mushroom and White Chanterelle Mushroom. They have an earthy flavor and dry-firm texture and are used in Risotto, pasta dishes, sauce, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean

September 22, 2022

The Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean is an heirloom variety of shelling bean from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are typically boiled or braised and used for soup, stew, salad, and vegetable side dish. They have a nutty-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and firm texture that becomes tender after about 20-35 minutes of cooking.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

September 21, 2022

The Scarlet Runner Bean Flower grows on the runner bean plants and are used in a salad or as a garnish. They have an earthy-floral-slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy-tender texture.…

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