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Purple soup made with purple vegetables

I made soup using beautifully colored purple vegetables.

Material vegetables
・Violet Frill Kale
・Purple carrot
・Leaf chicory
・Mushroom
・Onion
Soup is seasoned with vegetable broth.

The purple frill kale turns green when heated.
The finished soup is dark purple, people who eat will be surprised.
This color is the color of polyphenols.

Let’s become healthy with purple vegetables!

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Feel the spring in Cima di Rapa (Turnip Tops)

Cima di Rapas, which is growing early this season, has come to the late in a season of this term.
Flowers begin to bloom when this vegetable comes to the late in a season.
The yellow flowers give a good scent, and they are very cute.

How to cook
· Saute
· Edible Flower Salad
·soup
It is very delicious to cook Wasyoku “tenpura” or “ohitasi”.

Today is “setsubun” in Japan. The calendar is the day when spring begins.

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Leaf cicoria “variegata di chioggia”

The characteristic of this leaf chicory is a leaf with beautiful contrast between white and red.
Leaves are thick and roundish and they are very fresh.

The color contrast depends on the individual.

Please enjoy with “chicory salad” mixed with other chicory and lettuce.

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Leaf chicory Catalogna

When cultivating Puntarella, occasionally flower buds may not come out.
This is called “Catalogna”, it is a type of leaf chicory.

This vegetable cooks and eats young leaves on the inside.
Also, you can eat Puntarella leaves as well.
The type of dish
·Omelette
·gratin
·pizza
·soup
·pasta
·salad
and wasyoku “sukiyaki”,”nabe”

The use of this vegetable is useful in a wide range.

The taste is no bitter and has a good texture and it is very delicious.

I often use it for breakfast soup.

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Reef chicory that resembles a big flower

Rossa di Verona Precoce resembles a red flower that blooms largely.
It starts harvesting this season when it becomes the most severe cold.

The characteristic of this chicory is that the center getheres roundly like petals.
It is very beautiful vegetable which is rare among leaf chicories.
The harvest time is normally between February and March in every year, but it started harvesting from January in this year.

One of the interesting useage is to serve foods on the leaves, just like a plate. Verona Precoce is delicious with good chewiness and a bit of bitterness.

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The harvest of leaf chicory is at its peak

Reaf chicory is the most beautiful in this period of midwinter.

・Treviso Precoche whit the beautiful color contrast between red and white.
・Variegata di Chioggia with beautiful red spots.
・Castel Franco with red spots on light yellow-green leaves.

There are many other unusual leaf chicories and it is beautifully coloring our farm.
WaTom’s leaf chicory makes cooking gorgeous.

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Please make delicious dishes with WaTom vegetables.

We are currently harvesting many kinds of vegetables on our farm.
The season with many snowy weather days continues.

In this season the growth of vegetables slows down and the color becomes beautiful.

Also, the photosynthesis activity of the vegetables decreases and the taste becomes delicious.

We cook with these vegetables and enjoy dinner.
It is also an important task to tell how to cook delicious vegetables grown.

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The harvest of fennel finocchio was at its peak.

Finocchio of this year is very beautiful.
It grew white, juicy, and big body.
You will be fascinated by good fragrance and texture.

Recommended recipes are:
・ Finocchio and orange salad

・ Braised soup with beef and Finocchio

・ Sardin salad with Puntarelle(Asparagus Chicory) and Finocchio

Please enjoy a wonderful cuisine at WaTom ‘s Fennel finocchio.

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A happy new year.

The day on Fukui was a calm weather.

Using many vegetables harvested on our farms,
we celebrated the beginning of a new year at the Japanese traditional cuisine “Osechi”.

And we decided to cultivate a lot of beautiful delicious vegetables this year too.

I pray that everyone is a good year.
Thank you again this year.

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The harvest of Puntarella has begun.

We began harvesting Puntarella famous as a vegetable telling the spring in Italy.

It harvests from February to March every year, but this year the harvest began from early December.
Given the experience cultivated in the past, cultivation methods and temperature control became possible and early harvesting became possible.
Puntarella at this time is the most fresh and not bitter.
You can enjoy juicy taste.

How to cook,
· Roman style salad
・ Saute in anchovy
· Bagna cauda

And Japanese food
· Tempra of rice flour is very delicious.

Enjoy New Year ‘s cuisine at Puntarella in WaTom.

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