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Tag: Summer Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Star Cucumber

April 22, 2019

The Star Cucumber is similar to regular Cucumber but with a star shape. They are grown in a star shaped mold to get their shape and they have a mild-salty-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Flower

April 21, 2019

The Nasturtium Flower is an edible flower that is available in spring and summer. They have a floral-mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish or in salads.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Italian Dandelion

April 18, 2019

Italian Dandelion, aka Red Dandelion, can be prepared raw or cooked. It has a slightly bitter-tangy flavor and a tender-crunchy texture and is used as a garnish or in a soup or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bishop’s Weed

April 15, 2019

Bishop’s Weed, aka Fish Mint, Fishwort, Goutweed, and Heartleaf, is used as an herb. It has a fishy-minty-pungent flavor and should be used sparingly for a garnish, in salad, vinaigrette, and many other dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Radish Blossom

April 14, 2019

The Radish Blossom, or Radish Flower, is an edible flower with a floral-peppery-slightly spicy flavor. They are best used as a garnish but they can also be used for Risotto, salad and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Curly Endive

April 11, 2019

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: Fresh Garbanzo Bean

April 5, 2019

The Fresh Garbanzo Bean has a much different flavor and texture than Dried Garbanzo Bean. They require less cooking time and have an earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for Hummus, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarind

March 27, 2019

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: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

January 1, 2019

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is traditionally served for New Year’s for good luck in the New Year. They are a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Tomato

October 8, 2018

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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