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Tag: Spring Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Pink Carrot

January 17, 2020

The Baby Pink Carrot is a small heirloom variety of carrot with a pink color. They have a slightly sweet-earthy flavor and are best used raw as a garnish or for crudités or salad to showcase their color.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Speckled Romaine Lettuce

January 16, 2020

Speckled Romaine Lettuce is similar to regular Romaine Lettuce but the coloring has green with red blotches. It has a mild flavor with a crisp-crunchy texture and can be used for Caesar Salad, salad, and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moro Blood Orange

January 6, 2020

The Moro Blood Orange is an Italian variety of Blood Orange with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use for a marinade, Aïoli, sauce, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Scarlet Turnip

January 5, 2020

The Baby Scarlet Turnip, aka Baby Pink Turnip, is an heirloom variety of turnip with an earthy-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 22, 2019

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 19, 2019

The Pom Pom Mushroom, aka Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, and Lion’s Mane Mushroom, ranges in color from white to yellow and sizes from golf ball to soccer ball. They have a briny-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and meaty-spongy-stringy-tender texture and can be used for pasta dishes, Risotto, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon

July 20, 2019

The Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon, or Pink Lemonade Lemon, is a variety of lemon with pink and green stripes and pink flesh. They have an acidic-tangy-tart flavor and juicy texture and can be used for Aïoli, vinaigrette, marinade, and cocktails.…

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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: Lollipop Kale Sprout

June 17, 2019

The Lollipop Kale Sprout, aka Kalettes, is a Brussels Sprouts and Kale hybrid. Blanch or sauté to bring out their earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and use as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 14, 2019

The Oca Potato, aka New Zealand Yam, is a small, red variety of potato similar to a yam with a slightly sweet-tangy flavor. Use in soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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