Cara Cara Orange & Fennel Salad

This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.

Ingredients:
1 Cara Cara orange
½ pound salad greens
½ red onion, thinly sliced
2 fennel bulbs, quartered, cored and thinly sliced, plus a handful of the fronds

Vinaigrette:
1 shallot, peeled and minced
⅓ cup freshly squeezed juice from a Cara Cara orange
⅓ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
¾ cup olive oil
Sea salt salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Spread the salad greens out on a large, round serving platter to make a bed.

2. Using a sharp paring knife, cut the tops and bottoms off the orange. Stand oranges up and slice to remove the peel and membrane. Then, slice oranges crosswise into thin wheels.

3. Arrange the orange on top of the arugula, overlapping the slices slightly. Then layer on the fennel slices. Scatter the onion slices on top of the salad.

4. Drizzle vinaigrette over the salad and then season with ground pepper if desired.

Season to Season Recipes

With the swing from cloudy and drippy to amazingly-sunny and crisp, the weather has us—and the gardens—towing the line between summer and fall. Luckily, that also means that we are enjoying produce from both seasons as summery favorites like heirloom tomatoes, corn, late season blueberries and unique purple Islander peppers continue to delight alongside new offerings like Delicata squash and beautiful Shipova pears. Also included: Gruyère cheese bread, farm-fresh eggs and red wine so you can toast to whatever season is at hand today.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Watermelon Radish & Arugula Salad
Top this crisp combination with a garlic-lemon dressing and freshly-grated Romano cheese.

Broccolini Salad with Olives & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
This salad packs in the flavor!

Vegetable Frittata
Packed with colorful peppers and summer squash, this easy frittata boasts incredibly fresh flavor.

Roasted Delicata Squash
Buttery and incredibly delicious, Delicata squash is wonderful roasted with just a touch of brown sugar and red pepper flakes.

Baked Fennel
This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.

Watermelon Radish & Arugula Salad

Top this crisp combination with a garlic-lemon dressing and freshly-grated Romano cheese.

Ingredients:
1 bunch Watermelon radishes, trimmed
2 cups packed arugula
5 tablespoons grated Romano-style cheese

For vinaigrette:
¾ cup olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Slice the radishes into thin rounds. (You should have about 1 cup.)

2. To prepare the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, garlic and lemon juice until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. In a serving bowl, combine the radishes, arugula, grated Romano and about two thirds of the dressing. Toss well, taste, and add more dressing to taste. Finish with fresh ground pepper.

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Spring into Summer Recipes

This week’s box pays homage to the best spring ingredients—crunchy radishes, milky turnips and a bevy of fresh citrus—while looking forward to summer with the likes of crisp baby Romaine lettuce and fresh garden herbs. Take these and then have fun experimenting in the kitchen with all the additional provisions for a seasonal, summery brunch: Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausage patties, whole barley, housemade pear butter, Gruyère cheese bread and both chicken and duck eggs to scramble, poach or fry as you please!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Sausage, Potato & Arugula Breakfast Frittata
Flecked with savory sausage, potato rounds and peppery arugula, this baked dish is a real winner.

Breakfast Barley with Dried Fruit & Nuts
Chewy, nutty barley is topped with fruit, nuts and a hint of cinnamon to create a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Grapefruit, Lime & Mint Yogurt Parfaits
These luscious and light parfaits are an excellent accompaniment to brunch fare!

Charred Green Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is amazing spooned over poached or fried duck eggs.

Citrus-Fennel Salad
This classic Sicilian salad can be topped with any variety of citrus; try it with this week’s combo of grapefruit, blood orange and Cara Cara oranges!

Glazed Hakurei Turnips
These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

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