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Tag: Summer Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarind

April 5, 2020

Tamarind, aka Indian Date and Tamarindo, is used for flavoring dishes such as chutney, curry, jam, preserves, sauce, soup, and stews. It has an acidic-sour sweet flavor when it is young and a slightly sweet flavor when it matures. Peel the brittle pod and remove the pulp and cover with boiling water and then make …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Curly Endive

April 4, 2020

Curly Endive, aka Chicory Endive, is a green that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Guava

March 29, 2020

The Guava is a tropical fruit with an acidic-aromatic-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, compote, jam, and a sweet or savory sauce.…

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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: Yellow Romano Bean

October 7, 2019

The Yellow Romano Bean, aka Yellow Italian Flat Bean or Yellow Italian Pole Bean, is a fresh bean with a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy-firm-meaty texture. Blanch, steam, or sauté and use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Tomato

October 3, 2019

The Green Tomato is an unripe tomato and they have an acidic-tart flavor and firm texture. They can be used like a Tomatillo for salsa, relish or sauce but are more commonly used for making Fried Green Tomatoes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Adriatic Fig

October 2, 2019

The Adriatic Fig is a variety of fig with a green exterior and red interior. They have an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for out-of-hand-eating, compote, jam, preserves, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Rattlesnake Bean

September 29, 2019

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: Crookneck Squash

September 27, 2019

The Crookneck Squash, aka Crooked Neck Squash and Cushaw Squash, is a soft summer squash with a mild flavor. They can be used cooked and raw for a pasta dish, Risotto, Ratatouille, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hedgehog Mushroom

September 23, 2019

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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