Father’s Day Cookout Recipes

Fire up the barbecue and gather round to celebrate dear old dad this week with a summery menu highlighted by our smoky baked beans and house-blend dry grill rub, plus flavorful, all-natural bratwurst sausages to throw on the grill. These American classics are also accented by a bevy of fresh produce like rainbow Swiss chard, purple scallions and summer squash, plus a fresh-baked baguette and all the ingredients for a summery strawberry shortcake dessert. To Dad!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Potato Salad with Crème Fraîche & Mint
This unique recipe from Jamie Oliver ingeniously combines fresh mint, crème fraîche and Anaheim chile.

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The bright combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Lemon Citronette
A light, lemony dressing adds bright appeal to tender Swiss chard.

Charred Purple Scallion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful atop bratwurst, or slathered on grilled bread.

Strawberry Shortcakes with Honeyed Crème Fraîche
Topped with ripe strawberries, these shortcakes are moist, crumbly and just a touch sweet.

Honeyed Crème Fraîche
This amazing combination is wonderful atop shortcakes or pretty much any other fruit tart!

Southwest-Style Beans

These spicy beans pair wonderfully with your favorite meat or vegetable hot off the grill.

Ingredients:
1 pound Pinquito beans, or other dried bean of your choice
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 bell peppers, preferably 1 green and 1 orange or red (for color), seeded and diced
1 Walla Walla sweet onion, diced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Place the beans in a large bowl and cover them with cold water. Set them aside and let them soak for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.

2. Drain and rinse the beans, and then place them in a large pot. Add the garlic, bell peppers and the onions. Cover them with about an inch of water.

3. Next add the chili powder and cumin, plus a large pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir to combine, and then bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the beans until tender, about 2 hours. Check the liquid level about halfway through the cooking process; if you’d prefer the beans to be less soupy, you can ladle off about a third of the cooking liquid.

Variation: For extra depth of flavor, add chopped chorizo sausage into the pot at the same time as the garlic, onions and peppers.

Summer BBQ Recipes

Embrace the summer heat this week with a lineup of favorites fit for munching, mingling and lingering around the barbecue, from all-natural bratwurst sausages topped your way with one of two locally-made condiments—a finger-lickin’ spicy BBQ sauce or irresistible smoky kale sauerkraut—to our signature cobbler recipe to pair with beautifully-ripe summer peaches. Featuring a selection of produce that includes blueberries, golden beets and cucumbers, plus rustic Italian bread and summer berry preserves, this week’s lineup is bright and summer-fresh—enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cherry Tomato, Cucumber & Mint Salad
This low-maintenance salad is light and bright—perfect for a picnic!

Marinated Cucumber Salad
Super simple and healthy, this salad is perfect for casual summer feasting.

Piracicaba Sprouting Broccoli Salad
This room temperature salad from The Barefoot Contessa has just the right amount of crunch!

Beet, Carrot & Pomegranate Salad
This colorful salad is perfect for summer and beyond.

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

Peach Cobbler
It’s hard to beat this classic summer dessert—just add vanilla ice cream!

Father’s Day Cookout Recipes

Fire up the barbecue and gather round to celebrate dear old dad this week with a summery menu highlighted by our smoky housemade beans and locally-made BBQ dippin’ sauce, plus flavorful bratwurst sausages to throw on the grill. These American classics are also accented by a bevy of fresh produce like baby red beets and Walla Walla spring onions, Pain au Levain bread and all the ingredients for a summery strawberry shortcake dessert.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Mint Lemonade
This fizzy concoction is pure bliss when enjoyed on a warm afternoon.

Fresh Herb Rub
This versatile rub is delicious on steak, chicken, fish, even veggies!

Cherry Tomato Salsa with Fresh Herbs
A pico de gallo-style salsa bright in flavor and combined with Walla Walla salad onions and mint.

Baby Beet & Carrot Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing
This beautiful salad utilizes both the bright baby beets and tender greens.

Grilled Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Mustard Vinaigrette
Accented with mustard vinaigrette and spicy summer greens, this potato salad boasts big, bold flavor.

Strawberry Shortcakes with Crème Fraîche
Topped with our housemade crème fraîche and ripe strawberries, these shortcakes are moist, crumbly and just a touch sweet.

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