Brunch Time Recipes

Can you feel it? The crocuses are in bloom, daffodils are popping out of the soil and we’ve even shed our jackets an afternoon or two this week: The march towards spring has begun! Celebrate the changing seasons this week with a delicious brunch lineup filled with some of our favorite provisions—from Skagit River Ranch bacon and nutty emmer grain pancake mix to farm-fresh eggs and our own housemade apple butter to slather on your choice of biscuits or scones. Also included: Cinnamon-raisin bread, raspberry smoothies and Big Spoon Roasters’ signature peanut butter kissed with wildflower honey and sea salt.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cremini Mushroom Scramble
Earthy mushrooms and fragrant garlic elevate farmstead eggs in this stunning scramble.

Emmer Pancakes
Plan on 1 cup of prepared mix yielding six 4-inch pancakes.

Breakfast Scones
These scones are wonderful topped with apple butter.

Biscuits
These fluffy biscuits are extra-rich thanks to the addition of sweet cream.

Fingerling Potato ‘Homefries’
These creamy, rustic potatoes are flecked with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes for heat.

Maple-Spiced Apples
These fragrant apples are wonderful served on top of pancakes.

Maple-Spiced Apples

These fragrant apples are wonderful served on top of pancakes.

Ingredients:
4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced ¼-inch thick
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Method:

1. Melt butter in a heavy skillet. Add apples and cook over medium heat until they begin to soften.

2. Add brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon and maple syrup. Cook until most of the liquid is evaporated. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Variation: This recipe is also lovely with fall pears instead of apples, or a mixture of the two.

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Brown Sugar-Baked Apples

A true classic, this beautiful dessert is lovely topped with crème fraîche.

Ingredients:
4 apples
½ cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 cup boiling water
Chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Rinse and dry the apples. Using a sharp paring knife or apple corer, cut out the cores, leaving the bottom ½-inch of the apples intact. (If using a paring knife, first cut out the stem area and then use a small metal spoon to scoop out the seeds). Cut the holes so that they are an inch or so wide.

2. Place the apples in a baking dish and stuff each apple with 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon butter, and a sprinkling of chopped nuts, if using. Sprinkle each apple with cinnamon.

3. Pour the boiling water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until the apples are cooked through and just tender, but not overcooked and mushy. When done, remove the apples from the oven and baste them with the juices from the pan. Serve with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream or crème fraîche.

Pasta Night Recipes

In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes fixings for a truly satisfying Italian-style spread: An appetizer platter of cheeses and olives to nibble as you cook; fresh-baked focaccia to dip in our truffle-infused oil; locally-crafted bucatini pasta topped with organic Italian sausage and Nonna’s marinara sauce; and finally, our signature tiramisu to enjoy for dessert. Also included: Our bright Italian vinaigrette, fresh garden herbs and a lineup of produce favorites like sweet pea shoots, romanesco, parsnips, leeks and Honey tangerines—mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bucatini with Italian Sausage & Marinara Sauce
So simple, so satisfying: Top this week’s bucatini with our housemade sauce and cooked and crumbled Italian sausage.

Radicchio & Apple Salad with Italian Vinaigrette
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this salad celebrates the classic combination of apple and radicchio.

Simple Roasted Romanesco
Use this basic roasting method as a jumping off point for enjoying this crunchy, mellow vegetable.

Roasted Parsnips & Carrots with Shallots
This recipe works well with any number of root vegetables—use whatever you have in your crisper!

Oven-Roasted Leeks
Seasoned with salt and pepper, these leeks make for a satisfying side dish.

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