A sweet and spicy sauce/condiment used in Chinese cooking. This reddish brown sauce consists of soybean flour red beans garlic chili sugar salt and other spices. Bottled or canned Hoisin Sauce may be found in Asian markets and many supermarkets.
Hokkaido (kabocha squash)
A winter squash sporting a dark green skin with sweet orange flesh. Delicious baked steamed and pureed it may also be chunked for use in soups stews and side dishes. Hokkaido is a rich source of beta carotene vitamin C and iron.