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Tag: Winter Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Hawaiian Apple

December 26, 2018

The Hawaiian Apple has a fruity-sweet flavor with no acidity and a crisp-juicy texture. They are best eaten out-of-hand but can also be used for baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler, betty, buckle, galette, and pie.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amarosa Fingerling Potoato

December 24, 2018

The Amarosa Fingerling Potato has an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be roasted, baked, boiled, simmered, or braised and used for Potato Salad or for a side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Matsutake Mushroom

December 22, 2018

The Matsutake Mushroom, aka White Pine Mushroom, is a prized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor. They are a dirty white-beige-brown color and range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball. Use them by roasting or sautéing for a side dish or accompaniment to a steak or add them to Risotto, pasta dish, soup, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Rose Turnip

December 21, 2018

The Scarlet Rose Turnip, aka Pink Turnip or Scarlet Queen Turnip, is a variety of Turnip with an earthy-nutty flavor. They can be grated or julienned and used raw for salad or crudités or cooked for a stew or vegetable side dish and can also be pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cardoon

December 18, 2018

Cardoon is a vegetable that is used by baking, braising, deep frying, or roasting. Cardoon has a earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor that can be removed by soaking in salted water. Use in a soup, stew, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Graffiti Cauliflower

December 17, 2018

Graffiti Cauliflower is a large, dense, purple, heirloom variety of cauliflower. It has a musty-slightly sweet flavor and is used in the same applications as regular cauliflower. Use for crudités, soup, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cucumber Root

December 15, 2018

Cucumber Root is the bulb that grows from the Mouse Melon and is similar to Jícama. They range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball and have a rough skin that needs to be peeled. They have an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and can be used raw and cooked for …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sugarcane

December 12, 2018

Sugarcane is a raw ingredient that is primarily used for making sugar. It grows in large stalks and has a hard outer shell. It has a sweet flavor and a fibrous-stringy-tough-woody texture. It can be cut into pieces and used as a skewer for meats and vegetables, and also used as a garnish for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Paris Market Carrot

December 10, 2018

The Paris Market Carrot goes by many names such as French Round Carrot, Globe Carrot, Italian Thumbelina, and Parisienne Carrot. It is a small round carrot with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used whole or chopped, raw and cooked, for crudités, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blood Lime

December 9, 2018

The Blood Lime is a hybrid of Lime and Blood Orange and this variety of citrus has a tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use for Ceviche, salsa, sauce, Vinaigrette, and cocktails.…

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