Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
Large California Asparagus
Inventory, bunch : 189.00
This item was last sold on : 09/21/17
|Life's A Choke Farms|
Large asparagus are varieties that maintain their quintessential textural and flavor qualities even at mature sizes. They have plump pale green stalks with knobby scales and cruciferous-tree shaped tips. They are firm in texture with balsam aromatics and their flavor is grassy, nutty and earthy sweet.
Typically available year-round, asparagus is at its finest from winter through spring.
Asparagus, botanical name Asparagus officinalis, is a member of the Liliaceae family. It is a perennial herb with an underground rhizome known as the plant's crown. It is cultivated for its edible young stems, known as spears, which emerge in spring and summer. Large asparagus are harvested and sold in uniform sizes according to the diameter of the spears.
Asparagus is an excellent source of Vitamin K. It also contains more glutathione than any other fruit or vegetable. This antioxidant plays an important role in the prevention of certain cancers and diseases, nutrient metabolism and regulating DNA and protein synthesis.
All asparagus spears should be snapped at their natural breaking or bending point. Discard the lower parts as they are more fibrous and woody. Jumbo asparagus can be sauteed, steamed, boiled, baked and fried. Spring ingredients such as morel mushrooms, green garlic, wild ramps, fennel, leeks, young lettuces and citruses such as lemon and grapefruit are most suitable pairings. Other complimentary ingredients include aged nutty cheeses such as pecorino and alpine cheeses, bacon, sausage, lamb, proscuitto, cream, eggs, butter, shallots, herbs such as thyme, basil and chervil, yeasty breads like sourdough and wheat and grains such as aborio rice, quinoa and farro.
Locally grown and located fifty-four miles north of Santa Barbara in Lompoc, California, Life's a Choke produces nearly thirty varieties of impressive specialty crops.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Green Dragon Tavern & Museum||Carlsbad CA||760-797-5579|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Bang Bang||San Diego CA||619-677-2264|
|Maretalia Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Little Lion||San Diego CA||619-519-4079|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Real Food & Spirits||Solana Beach CA||858-793-7325|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Spoutable||San Diego CA||619-743-7491|
|Farm Fresh prep||San Diego CA||805-305-0010|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Aztec Shop Catering||San Diego CA||619 594-3576|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Sur La Table-La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-228-1116|
|Chateau Lake San Marcos||San Marcos CA||760-471-0083|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Justin Hoehn||San Diego CA||619-326-8895|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Rubicon Deli India Street||San Diego CA||619-200-4201|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Baci (Luce)||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
Recipes that include Large California Asparagus. One is easiest, three is harder.