Lemon Broccolini

This light and fresh side is accented by tart lemon juice and fresh-cracked pepper.

Ingredients:
1 bunch sprouting broccolini
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Pinch of fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Wash and trim the broccolini and steam for 5 minutes, until it is crisp yet tender. Drain.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the broccolini and toss to coat.

Variations: This crisp side is also wonderful topped with chopped hazelnuts, or a pinch of crushed red pepper in lieu of black pepper.

Snack Time Recipes

Need a little pick-me-up? This week’s box is for you, filled with a beautiful of assortment of late-summer produce—from Snow Giant peaches and Canadice grapes to heirloom tomatoes and yellow carrots—to serve up on alongside such delicious bites as fresh focaccia bread, black truffle and Parmesan potato chips and buttery Marcona almonds. Also accompanied by summer lettuce greens, eggs from the henhouse and a French white wine, this flavorful lineup will perk up your taste buds in no time.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Grapes with Thyme
These juicy grapes boast an intense flavor, and are wonderful served with a sharp cheese and focaccia bread.

Grilled Peach Salad with Marcona Almonds
With peppery arugula and a red wine vinaigrette, this salad is incredibly bright and fresh.

Sautéed Broccolini
Tangy lemon zest, fresh garlic and creamy butter enhance the natural sweet flavor of broccolini in this recipe from Barefoot Contessa’s Ina Garten.

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

Spicy Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with sweet corn and a pinch of cayenne pepper, these juicy tomatoes make a wonderful side salad.

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

Sautéed Broccolini

Tangy lemon zest, fresh garlic and creamy butter enhance the natural sweet flavor of broccolini in this recipe from Barefoot Contessa’s Ina Garten.

Ingredients:
1 bunch broccolini
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 lemon, zested
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Method:
1. Blanch the broccolini in a large pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water.

2. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan. Add the lemon zest and garlic and stir. Drain the broccolini and add it to the garlic mixture and heat for 2 minutes.

3. Add the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper, and toss well before serving.

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Summering in France Recipes

Cool, crisp and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh produce like green beans, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes, plus creamy hard-boiled eggs and accents like briny black olives and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week includes both Northwest and Provençal provisions to create your own version of the famous salad, plus a Pain au Levain baguette, farm-fresh eggs, a stunning summer bouquet, and beautiful seasonal stone fruit like cherries and apricots. Cheers!

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.

Niçoise Vinaigrette
Julia Child’s famous vinaigrette, crafted from lemon juice and Dijon mustard!

Charred Green Bean Salad
This simple, satisfying salad courtesy of chef Michael Symon always gets rave reviews!

Sautéed Broccolini
Tangy lemon zest, fresh garlic and creamy butter enhance the natural sweet flavor of broccolini in this recipe from Barefoot Contessa’s Ina Garten.

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.

Cherry Clafoutis
This rustic French dessert combines fresh, juicy berries and creamy, custardy batter, all baked to golden-brown perfection.

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