First Days of Spring Recipes

We did it: Winter has waned and spring is officially here. In such a tough and challenging time, we are extra thankful for the longer daylight hours, offshoots of green and peeks of sunshine this year, as well as the bright spring ingredients included in this week’s lineup—think: micro arugula, pea shoots, leeks and Cosmic Queen Oyster mushrooms. Complemented by locally-crafted bucatini pasta, Pain au Levain bread and our Nonna Pat’s signature tomato sauce, plus Grana-style cheese, blueberry jam and salad-ready Italian vinaigrette, this box is a fitting welcome to the season.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Pea Shoot & Micro Arugula Salad with Radishes & Hazelnuts
This stellar salad from Food & Wine is beautifully balanced with peppery greens and radishes and sweet pea shoots.

Roasted Oyster Mushrooms
Roasting these mushrooms in the oven lends rich, concentrated flavor—delicious!

Sautéed Leeks & Oyster Mushrooms
Gently tossed with butter, this beautiful side dish brings out the mellow, sweet flavors of these two spring favorites.

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

Roasted Beets with Raspberry Vinegar
Kissed with notes of raspberry and orange, these beets are truly fantastic!

Mustard Greens Pesto
Brilliantly green, this mustard green pesto packs a bit of a kick and pairs beautifully with roasted turnips or potatoes!

Summering in France Recipes

Cool, crisp and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh produce like green beans, heirloom tomatoes and baby red potatoes, plus accents like creamy hard-boiled eggs and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week includes ingredients to create your own version of Julia Child’s famous salad, plus a crisp French Rosé, Pain au Levain bread, candied almond dark chocolate bar and other summer favorites like blueberries and ripe, juicy peaches. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Salade Niçoise
A classic from the esteemed Julia Child, this colorful salad can be customized to your liking.

Panzanella Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes & Basil
This flavorful salad is a wonderful way to use up the odds and ends from this week’s Niçoise.

Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Basil
Juicy and incredibly crisp, this salad always receives rave reviews.

Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon & Basil
This incredibly fresh side from Alice Waters’ Art of Simple Food II is seasoned with just the right amount of fragrant basil and zesty lemon.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette
This bright and robust dressing is wonderful tossed with peppery greens, pasta salad, or drizzled over grilled veggies.

Pickled Blueberries
Tart-sweet and incredibly addictive, these pickled berries are a wonderful finishing touch for salads and sandwiches (try them on grilled cheese).

No-Bake Peach Crumble
The perfect no-fuss dessert!

Roasted Rosemary-Feta Potatoes

This savory baked dish is topped with fresh rosemary and tangy feta; it’s simply delicious!

Ingredients:
1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed from stems and coarsely chopped
1½ pounds baby red potatoes, washed
½ cup feta cheese
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided into 3-tablespoon portions
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 450°. Use a fork to poke a few holes in the potatoes. Lay them on a foil lined baking sheet with the holes facing up. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over the potatoes and bake for 45 minutes.

2. Remove the potatoes and using a knife, cut an ‘x’ into each potato. Use a bottom of a clean mug to gently push down on the potatoes and lightly smash, exposing some of the cooked flesh. Season generously with salt and pepper, then drizzle the additional olive oil over the potatoes and sprinkle with the feta cheese and rosemary leaves. Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden. Serve hot.

Brunch Time Recipes

Relax over a leisurely breakfast this weekend with a satisfying lineup starring our signature whole grain waffle mix, blueberry jam and Double DD Meats’ organic chicken breakfast sausage. Complemented by other breakfast-ready ingredients such as cinnamon-raisin bread, French hard cider and farm-fresh eggs, this week’s box also includes fingerling potatoes, Pioppino mushrooms and leeks—there’s even housemade tomato soup to serve should you decide linger around the table all the way through lunch.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Whole Grain Waffles
Crafted with hearty whole grains and nuts, our signature mix produces one satisfying waffle!

Fried Eggs Over Roasted Root Vegetables
Shake up your breakfast routine with this hearty, healthy vegetable hash!

Baked Eggs with Crème Fraîche & Fresh Herbs
These oeufs en cocotte boast a wonderful balance with rich crème fraîche, plus bright parsley and chives.

Potato Mash with Leek Confit
This easy, casserole-style dish is rich with buttery leeks and baby red potatoes.

Golden Beet Salad with Cara Cara Orange Vinaigrette
Served atop a bed of micro basil, this stunning salad is infused with bright, citrusy flavor.

Roasted Beets
This method creates tender, delicious beets that are easy to peel and serve in a warm  salad.

Mulled Hard Cider
Warm things up with this delightfully-fragrant warm cider recipe!

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