Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day and the arrival of spring on Sunday, this week’s box bursts to life with beautiful spring ‘greenery’—from green cabbage and leeks to Red Russian kale and kale rapini, plus garden-fresh herbs and a blooming shamrock plant to enliven your home. Complementing this bounty are all the ingredients for an Emerald Isle-inspired feast: hearty Irish sausages, imported cheddar cheese and soda bread kissed with raisins and caraway seed.
Here are some recipe ideas for this week:
Beet, Cheddar & Apple Tarts
Thinly-sliced beets add beautiful color to these small tarts from Martha Stewart, just the right size for appetizers.
Combining sausage, potatoes, onions and bacon, this slow-cooked, one-pot dish is pure comfort food.
Baked Potatoes with Irish Cheddar
Finished with flavorful Irish cheddar cheese, this casserole boasts a lovely creamy texture.
Mashed Turnips & Potatoes
This side dish is rich and comforting, thanks to the combination of Gilfeather turnips, red potatoes and fresh herbs.
Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw from Diane Morgan’s Roots is a snap to do-ahead.
Braised Kale Rapini with Sautéed Leeks & Garlic
This healthy, hearty side is tossed with olive oil-kissed garlic and leeks.
It’s officially summer, which means sun-soaked days, leisurely evenings and produce-packed meals on the patio. Fittingly, this week we’ve captured the tastes of early summer, from fresh jam made from locally-grown strawberries and a housemade pasta salad kissed with lemony bergamot to flaky smoked salmon caught by West Seattle’s own Loki Fish Company. Pair these with crisp shaved fennel, tangy rye bread and our mixed vegetable giardiniera, then sit back and enjoy the refreshing flavors of the season.
Here are a few recipe ideas for this week:
Smoked Salmon with Shaved Fennel
Seasoned with bright lemon and dill, this shaved fennel dish beautifully balances tender smoked salmon.
Herbed Turnip & Beet Chips
Substitute these crispy, herb-coated vegetables for potato chips at your next barbecue!
Grilled Scallions with Lemon & Thyme
Topped with olives, this recipes elevates green onions from garnish to a stunning side dish.
Grilled Cherry Salsa
This flavorful condiment is excellent on top of pork tenderloin, or served with grilled bread and your favorite soft cheese.