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Tag: Winter Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Dungeness Crab

November 30, 2022

Dungeness Crab season usually begins around this time of year. Dungeness Crab has a briny-sweet flavor and can be cracked and served whole as a meal or the meat can be used to make Crab Cakes, Crab Louis, soup, stew, and used in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sausalito Watercress

November 27, 2022

Sausalito Watercress is a flavorful well-balanced type of watercress from Northern California that is a favorite with chefs. The green has a pleasant peppery-pungent flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is great raw in a salad or sandwich or as a garnish. Also prepare as a vegetable side dish or purée for Watercress Soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Sage

November 23, 2022

Purple Sage is similar to regular Sage with a minty-musty-strong-slightly bitter flavor. Use for Stuffing, gravy, soup, stew, and poultry dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Galeux D’Eysines Squash

November 19, 2022

Galeux D’Eysines Squash is a French heirloom variety of squash and it makes a great substitution for Sweet Potato on Thanksgiving. It is a winter-hard squash with a nutty-sweet flavor. Purée and use for a soup or vegetable side dish or dice and roast for a stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yuzu

November 16, 2022

Yuzu, aka Japanese Citron, is a very prized citrus from Japan. It has an acidic-tart-floral flavor and has little to no juice and is used mostly for the zest. Usually it is made into an oil first before flavoring dishes such as vinaigrette, Aïoli, syrup, candy and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Florida Avocado

November 15, 2022

Florida Avocado is a milder avocado with a bright green, delicate and smooth shell. The flesh is less creamy and oily than other avocados and they have a mild-earthy-grassy-nutty flavor. Use in salad, for sandwiches and hamburgers, sushi, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 14, 2022

Turban Squash is hard-winter squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. It is similar to the Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash and can be baked or roasted and used for soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lily Bulb

November 11, 2022

The Lily Bulb is considered a delicacy and they have delicate petals that have a unique very sweet flavor and crisp texture. They can be used raw as a garnish or in salads, or cooked in a stir-fry or puréed in a soup. The closest substitute would be Water Chestnut or Jícama.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salanova Lettuce

November 9, 2022

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 it 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: Quince

November 7, 2022

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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