Italian Black Summer Truffles
Black summer truffles are more subtle than the winter variety. Shave truffle over cooked potatoes, toss with herbs and a shallot vinaigrette. Thinly shave truffle over scrambled eggs.
Spring onions are most often utilized raw. The whole onion can be flash blanched and grilled, which brings out more the robust and sweet elements of the onions, and makes them a bolder pair for fish and meats
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Capulin cherries are available late spring to early summer.
Round and red with green smooth tender skin, the juicy pulp of the capulin cherry is either acidic or sweet. Whichever, it is characteristically slightly tangy.
Health benefits documented state that a syrup is made from the capulin cherry to aid respiratory distress. Boiled leaves are said to reduce fever and to help control diarrhea and dysentery.
These cherries may be eaten raw, but is somewhat astringent in taste. It makes preserves and jam and may be preserved whole. It has been known to be used as an ingredient in tamales. Skinned and seeded, it becomes a unique dessert when blended in milk or heavy cream and flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. When fermented, it turns into a tangy and excellent alcoholic beverage. To store, refrigerate in a perforated plastic bag.
Capulin cherries were a staple fruit for Native Indians and the Spanish conquistadors. Food historians say this cherry was often a main food for the Spanish.
Capulin cherries are grown at Coleman Farms, Carpinteria, California. Coleman Farms has been growing premium products since 1964. Specializing in lettuce varieties, more than one hundred garden-fresh edibles flourish on this successful farm's fertile ten acres. Specialty Produce strongly supports and endorses our local growers, ranchers, farmers and the California farming industry. A tropical tree native to Guatemala and Mexico, capulin cherry trees can grow forty to fifty feet high and have a short stout trunk about three feet in diameter. Subtropical regions, however, aren't as climate compatible and the trees do not grow as large or as tall. Cultivated capulin trees have naturalized in countries including Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Central America and Ecuador. Latin American regions especially favor this cherry variety. Other names include black cherry, capuli, capoli, xengua, jonote, palman, cerezo, taunday, puan, detze and detsé. In Guatemala it is called wild cherry; in Bolivia it is known as capuli; in Peru it is called guinda; and in Ecuador, it is called capuli or black cherry.
Recipes that include Capulin Cherries. One is easiest, three is harder.
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