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Tag: Winter Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Sparkler Radish

September 3, 2018

The Sparkler Radish, aka Sparkler White Tip and White Tip Radish, is an heirloom variety with red and white coloring. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for crudités, salad, sandwich, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Christmas Lima

September 1, 2018

The Fresh Christmas Lima is an heirloom shelling bean with red and white coloring. After removing from the pod, cook the beans without the need of soaking. They have a buttery-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, salad, Succotash, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rond De Nice

August 2, 2018

The Rond De Nice squash is a round summer squash from Nice, France. They have a nutty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, stir-fry, and Ratatouille.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 12, 2018

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pinkerton Avocado

May 31, 2018

The Pinkerton Avocado is a specialty variety with a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwich, sushi, Guacamole, and for a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pirat Lettuce

April 25, 2018

Pirat Lettuce, aka Red Butter Lettuce, Red Butterhead Lettuce, and Sprenkel. This green has a mild-grassy-sligthly bitter flavor and a crisp-tender texture and is used in salad, sandwiches, and hamburgers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pomelo

April 19, 2018

The Pomelo, or Chinese Grapefruit, is a variety of citrus with an aromatic-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use the Pomelo segments in a salad or fruit dish and use the juice for a vinaigrette, marinade, Aïoli, or in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Longan

March 20, 2018

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum and they have a hard shell that is easy to peel with a “freestone” pit. The Longan has a sweet-floral flavor and can be used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, or for a sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Sapote

March 9, 2018

The White Sapote is a tropical fruit with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture. It has a green skin with large seeds in the center that must be discarded. The white flesh is the usable part of the fruit and it is similar to the Mamey Sapote. Use for out-of-hand-eating, in baked goods, in salad, and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: MacArthur Avocado

March 5, 2018

MacArthur Avocado is one of the many varieties of avocados and they have a mild-buttery flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for Guacamole, salad, sandwiches, sauce, vinaigrette, and a chilled avocado soup.…

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