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Tag: Winter Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Salanova Lettuce

November 11, 2018

Salanova Lettuce is a tender lettuce that is used mostly for salad. It can be found as Green Salanova Lettuce and Red Salanova Lettuce and has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to a Little Gem Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hubbard Squash

November 9, 2018

The Hubbard Squash looks similar to Pumpkin and is in season during autumn/winter and has a mild flavor. Use it for a soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince

November 7, 2018

Quince, or Membrillo, is a firm autumn/winter fruit that needs to be cooked before using. It is very astringent and has an aromatic-tart flavor that gets sweeter once it is cooked. Use for chutney and compote, jams and preserves, baked goods, and to make Quince Paste.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Kohlrabi

November 5, 2018

Purple Kohlrabi, aka Purple Cabbage Turnip, is similar to Green Kohlrabi on the inside but slightly sweeter. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and firm-crunchy-juicy texture. Use raw for a salad or cook for soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Buddha’s Hand Citron

November 4, 2018

Buddha’s Hand Citron, aka Finger Citron and Fingered Citron, is a very dramatic looking citrus. It is only used for its zest which has an aromatic-sour-strong flavor. You can candy the peel and use as a garish for desserts or make a syrup that is good for cocktails and desserts or use the zest for vinaigrette, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Calcot Onion

October 23, 2018

The Calçot Onion is an autumn/early winter onion. It is similar to the White Spring Onion and has an earthy-aromatic-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. This onion originated in Spain and is used as a garnish or for a salsa or sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Carnival Squash

October 19, 2018

Carnival Squash is an autumn/winter variety of hard squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. Cut in half and bake or roast and use for Risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Celtuce Root

October 18, 2018

Celtuce Root, aka Asparagus Lettuce Root or Celery Lettuce Root, is a tuber-root vegetable that can be used in soup, stew, gratin, and a vegetable side dish. They have an earthy-mild-salty flavor and firm-woody texture. The top leaves can also be used for other applications.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Kiwi

October 17, 2018

The Golden Kiwi, aka Gold Kiwi, has a similar flavor to regular Kiwi but a little more sweet and less tart. Use for out-of-hand eating, in dessert dishes, salad, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Limequat

October 15, 2018

The Limequat is a small citrus that is a hybrid of Key Lime and Kumquat. They have an aromatic-tart-slightly sweet flavor and are used for cocktails, baked goods such as pies and jams and preserves.…

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