Easter Egg Radish
Easter egg radishes are among the prettiest of the varieties. Colors range from white to pink to crimson to purple, all in one bunch. Mildly flavored.
Borage flowers grow on hollow stems that are covered in fine white hairs. The tiny flowers are star like in shape and can be blue, lavender or purple in color. From the center of the flower protrudes five stamens and black anthers.
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Sunchokes can be available year-round, but may be in short supply during summer. Sunchokes offer a sweeter flavor in fall and winter.
Once strictly a specialty food, this vegetable is now becoming more widely available in markets everywhere.
Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish. Sweet and quite delicate, the crisp, white flesh has almost a sweetly fresh nutty taste with subtle hints of artichoke heart and salsify. Ivory and crunchy, the chewy texture is quite similar to jicama or a water chestnut.
Containing more than three times the iron as an equal serving of broccoli, sunchokes offer a generous amount of the carbohydrate inulin, plus vitamin B and vitamin C. Because of their generous amount of inulin, this vegetable is tolerated well by diabetics. Four ounces contains about 60 calories.
Sunchokes are often cooked in combination with other root vegetables. Diced sunchokes and add to diced potatoes and onions, cook in broth and puree into soup. Sliced thinly and sautee with onions and garlic until browned. Cover sliced sunchokes with vinegar, salt and mustard seeds, then let sit up to a week to pickle. Saute diced sunchokes in butter until brown, add cream, then puree and toss with cooked spinach for "creamed spinach". Depending on freshness when purchased, raw sunchokes can be stored one to three weeks. Refrigerate cooked sunchokes; use within two days.
An overnight success, sunchokes became part of the French larder at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The sunchoke is a main ingredient in Algerian recipes for couscous.
Known as the Jerusalem artichoke since the seventeenth century, fairly recently it has finally been more appropriately referred to as the "sunchoke". A member of the sunflower genus, Helianthus tuberosus, the original Native American name of "sun root" is said to be the most appropriate.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Solterra Winery +Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Tina's Catering||Rosarito BC||664-3211297|
|Brigantine Escondido||Escondido CA||760-743-4718|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Miramar||San Diego CA||858-790-6900|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|ARHE Cuisine Corporation||San Diego CA||619-564-8970|
|Hilton San Diego Bay Front||San Diego CA||619-276-4010|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|The Bellows||San Marcos CA||619-395-6325|
|Double Standard Kitchenetta||San Diego CA||619-269-9676|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Roy's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-455-1616|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Brabant Bar & Cafe||San Diego CA||619-516-5100|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Searsucker Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-5700|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
Recipes that include Sunchokes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Anne's Food||Sunchoke Soup with Balsamico Braised Pork|
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