Grilled Artichokes

Cracked pepper and a subtle lemon flavor perfectly accent these beautiful grilled artichokes.

Ingredients:
1 pound artichokes
2 lemons
3 cloves garlic
Olive oil
Fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Get a large pot of heavily-salted water boiling. Add the garlic and squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon, then also drop the peel into the pot.

2. To prep the artichokes, first cut the pointy tops off the leaves. Trim away the tough outer leaves and peel the stems. Cut the chokes in half and use a spoon to remove the inner leaves. Put the artichoke in the boiling water and boil until just tender, about 8-10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat the grill to hot. Drain the chokes and drizzle with a good amount of olive oil and grind some pepper over. Place artichokes on the grill cut side down. Grill for a couple minutes until artichokes start to char, then flip and grill them leaf side down.

4. Transfer to a platter and top with extra lemon juice.

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Sweet Summertime Recipes

We’re soaking up each and every ounce of sunshine—and each and every piece of produce coming in from the gardens! This week’s summery box is packed with such colorful favorites as white donut peaches, mixed heirloom tomatoes, artichokes, cucumbers and more, as well as accompanying provisions like farm-fresh eggs, sea salt-kissed Pomodoro bread, golden beet greens, and fragrant garden-grown basil, dill, and sculpit, a perhaps new-to-you herb. It’s a sweet, sweet summer, indeed.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Summer Stone Fruit Salad with Raspberry-Honey Vinaigrette
This bright and lively salad is perfect for a hot summer’s day.

Cherry Tomato-Beet Salad
Topped with a mustard-balsamic dressing, this cherry tomato and roasted beet salad is incredibly flavorful.

Grilled Artichokes
Cracked pepper and a subtle lemon flavor perfectly accent these beautiful grilled artichokes.

Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish on a warm day.

Slow-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Slow-roasting these beautiful tomatoes concentrates their unique flavor—try these with a drizzle of pesto!

Classic Basil Pesto
Toss it on pasta, add it to salad dressings, drizzle over heirloom tomatoes—the possibilities are endless with this classic sauce!

Summer Splendor Recipes

Green beans to heirloom tomatoes, zucchini to baby artichokes, the summer hits just keep coming! This box celebrates summer with a plethora of locally-grown produce—yellow Romano beans, cucumbers, and Walla Walla bunched onions, as well as crisp Cegolaine lettuces and fragrant garden herbs—all accented by imported Italian pasta, sunflower seed-kissed multigrain bread, peppery edible flowers, farm-fresh eggs and a market bouquet to grace your table. So, slice up an apricot, thumb through the recipes and enjoy these summer gems to the fullest.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Braised Baby Artichokes
Simmered with white wine and chicken stock, these tender artichokes are melt-in-your-mouth tender. (Try spooning them over pasta with some freshly-grated Grana cheese!)

Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish on a warm day.

Green Bean Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Tossed with a Dijon mustard and sherry vinaigrette, these beans boast bright, zesty flavor.

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Zucchini
Brushed with a herb-kissed butter mixture, these zucchini slices pair well with grilled chicken, fish or steak.

Fennel & Lemon Relish
This crisp slaw from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food II is excellent tossed with grilled veggies.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette
In addition to salad greens, this bright and robust dressing is wonderful tossed with pasta, or drizzled over steamed or grilled artichokes.

Summery Orzo & Corona Bean Salad with Arugula

This orzo salad is always a hit; feel free to swap your favorite summer produce in!

Ingredients:
1 cup orzo pasta, cooked according to package directions
1 cup canned Corona beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup canned artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
¼ cup each orange and red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 cups arugula greens
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
3.tablespoons chives, snipped
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup currants, plumped in hot water and drained

Dressing:
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar and garlic, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Toss the cooked orzo and beans with the dressing. Let cool.

2. Add the remaining salad ingredients, tossing lightly to distribute evenly. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (This can be prepped up to a day in advance, though wait to add the arugula until just before serving.)

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