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Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 14, 2021

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pinkerton Avocado

June 2, 2021

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 24, 2021

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 17, 2021

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: Puntarelle

March 31, 2021

Puntarelle, aka Puntarella Chicory, is a green that can be used cooked or raw. It has a slightly bitter-peppery flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use the green in a salad, soup, stew, or braise them for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Longan

March 22, 2021

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum with a hard shell that is easy to peel and 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: MacArthur Avocado

March 9, 2021

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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Ingredient Of The Day: White Sapote

March 7, 2021

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: Kishu Tangerine

March 3, 2021

The Kishu Tangerine is one of the many varieties of mandarins that are available. The Kishu is a small golf ball size citrus with a fruity-sweet flavor and a juicy-tender texture and they are best used for out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Albino Beet

March 2, 2021

The Albino Beet, aka White Beet, is a variety of beet with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, boil, braise, roast, or simmer and use in salad, Risotto, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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