Cara Cara Orange Salad with Escarole & Fennel

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

Ingredients:
1 Cara Cara orange
½ pound escarole greens
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, quartered, cored and thinly sliced, plus a handful of the fronds
½ cup celery leaves, coarsely chopped

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 escarole 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 escarole greens, overlapping the slices slightly. Then layer on the fennel slices and drizzle with the vinaigrette (you may not need all of it). Scatter onion slices and celery leaf on top of the salad.

Light & Bright Recipes

We’re keeping things fresh to kick off the month of February with this lineup of light, bright and flavorful ingredients—from spicy-savory chorizo sausage and creamy queso fresco cheese to cinnamon-kissed apple butter and our housemade blueberry vinaigrette to drizzle over salad greens. Also including fresh multigrain bread, garden-grown herbs, Fiji ginger almond butter from Big Spoon Roasters, and both chicken and duck eggs, as well as seasonal produce like parsnips, red beets and winter squash, this box is sure to perk up your palate all week long. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Beet Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
Tossed with our housemade vinaigrette, this showpiece salad boasts beautiful color.

Chorizo Frittata with Leeks, Greens & Queso Fresco
This savory-spicy frittata is delicious served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

Honey & Thyme-Roasted Carrots with Queso Fresco
A delightfully-fresh spin on roasted carrots.

Roasted Parsnips & Carrots with Shallots
This recipe works well with any number of root vegetables—use whatever you have in your crisper!

Roasted Cara Cara Oranges
These gorgeous oranges are a wonderful addition to a cheeseboard; or, remove the rinds and toss into a salad!

Roasted Cara Cara Oranges

These gorgeous oranges are a wonderful addition to a cheeseboard; or, remove the rinds and toss into a salad!

Ingredients:
3 Cara Cara oranges, sliced into thick wedges
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup pistachios or other toasted nut of your choice, chopped

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to broil. Line a baking sheet or roasting pan with foil or parchment paper and place the orange wedges on pan. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the top of the exposed fruit.

2. Place under a broiler for 3-5 minutes, until the brown sugar is bubbly and beginning to brown and the edges are caramelized. Remove from oven. Drizzle orange wedges evenly with honey and top with the nuts. Serve warm.

Winter’s Brunch Recipes

Rise and shine—it’s breakfast time! This week, cozy up to a wintery, brunch-themed box that stars such farmhouse favorites as organic pork breakfast sausages, housemade apple butter, and both farm-fresh chicken and duck eggs, plus cinnamon bread, maple syrup and fragrant vanilla beans to help you whip up a sweet baked French toast for the centerpiece of your meal. Also accented by Makah Ozette fingerling potatoes, juicy Cara Cara oranges, Cosmic Crisp apples and a beautiful blend of braising greens, as well as salted butter from Tunawerth Creamery and fresh herbs, this lineup is sure to help you start your day off right.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Vanilla Bean French Toast
Prep this fragrant French toast the night before, and then bake it in the oven right before brunch—easy, peasy!

Duck Egg Frittata with Braising Greens
Packed with fingerling potatoes, greens and Grana-style cheese, this easy frittata boasts incredibly fresh flavor.

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

Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara & Blood Oranges
This lovely salad from Ina Garten is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.

Honey & Thyme-Roasted Carrots with Feta
A delightfully-fresh spin on roasted carrots.

Maple-Spiced Apples
These fragrant apples would be wonderful served with this week’s French toast recipe!

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