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Tag: Summer Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Scorpion Chile Pepper

May 20, 2018

The Scorpion Chile Pepper, or sometimes called the Trinidad Scorpion Chile Pepper, is considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. You will only feel heat when using this pepper and won’t be able to taste much of anything else. Use extreme caution when handling and using this pepper.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fava Bean

May 19, 2018

The Baby Fava Bean is a younger version of the Fava Bean, the difference being that the whole pod is used. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use in tempura, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hardneck Garlic Scrape

May 18, 2018

The Hardneck Garlic Scrape, aka hardneck garlic stem and hardneck garlic whistle is grown from unharvested garlic bulbs. They can be used like Green Garlic and have a musty-peppery-pungent-strong flavor and work well in Hummus, sauces, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Corno Di Toro Chile Pepper

May 17, 2018

The Corno Di Toro Chile Pepper, aka bull’s horn chile pepper, Carmen Chile Pepper, and Cowhorn Chile Pepper, is a sweet flavored pepper from Italy similar to Jimmy Nardello Pepper. Use for crudités, salsa or relish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lovage

May 16, 2018

Lovage, aka Celeri Bâtard, Sea Parsley, and Wild Parsley, is similar to Celery Greens but with a stronger flavor. They have an aromatic-grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and are used as an herb, in salad, or for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Green

May 15, 2018

The Nasturtium Green grows on the nasturtium plant and is similar to Watercress with a peppery-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a garnish, in salad, and for Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wing Bean

May 13, 2018

The Wing Bean, or Asparagus Bean, is an edible bean with a unique wing-like look. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Blanch or sauté the beans and use in a salad or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunshine Raspberry

May 12, 2018

The Sunshine Raspberry, or Yellow Raspberry, is a specialty variety of raspberry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor. They are similar to the red Raspberry and are used in many desserts and baked goods. They can also be used for chutney, jam, fruit purée, pie, and cobbler but they are best used as a garnish to show off their unique color.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Squash Blossom

May 11, 2018

The Squash Blossom, aka Squash Flower, Zucchini Blossom, and Zucchini Flower, is an edible flower that grows from the top of summer squash and Zucchini. Before using, pull out the stamen and then they can be chopped and added to a salad or used as a garnish. In Italy they are stuffed with a cheese and herb mixture, battered, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tomato

May 10, 2018

On this day in 1893 the Tomato was declared a vegetable. You will find many different varieties and sizes of tomatoes coming into season in the late spring and summer. They have an acidic-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. Use them in salad, sandwich, Gazpacho, soup, stew, and sauce.…

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