Cabbage, Carrot & Apple Slaw with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw from Diane Morgan’s Roots is a snap to do-ahead.

Ingredients:
2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
2 cups coarsely grated carrots (or carrots cut into matchsticks)
1 crisp red apple, cored and cut into matchsticks
2 teaspoons finely-snipped fresh chives

Dressing:
¼ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1¼ teaspoons fine sea salt
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
2 tablespoons honey

Method:
1. To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, oil, lemon juice, salt, honey and poppy seeds. Set aside. (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead.)

2. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, carrots and apple. Spoon the dressing over the top and toss to distribute evenly. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the chives.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef with Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes

Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you’re guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.

Ingredients:
1 2-4-pound corned beef brisket* (flat or point cut)
1 white onion, sliced
2 pounds red, gold or other baby potatoes (a mixture of any works; peel them if you’d like and halve or quarter if particularly large)
3 carrots, sliced thickly
2 garlic cloves, peeled
½ head green cabbage cut into thin wedges
1½ cups water (or use this week’s lager instead, or a bottle of Guinness!)

Method:
1. Add the sliced onion to the bottom of the slow cooker, then place the corned beef over top. (Sprinkle over the seasoning packet, if necessary; see note.) Add your baby potatoes on top of the roast, then layer the carrots and garlic.

2. Pour over the water, or lager and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours total, adding the cabbage during the last 2 hours.

3. Remove the meat onto a cutting board and slice into strips. Serve the meat with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Drizzle melted butter over the potatoes if desired. Serve with horseradish mustard or stone ground mustard.

*The corned beef from Carlton Farms this week comes brined, seasoned and ready to go for this recipe; if you are using a corned beef purchased from the store, you’ll want to add in the spices from the enclosed seasoning packet that often comes with the brisket.

Hearty, Healthy Italian Recipes

This week’s box is packed with the vibrant flavors of Italy, found in the forms of locally-made bucatini pasta, Italian sausage from Skagit River Ranch, and soft, pillowy focaccia—plus health-boosting, vitamin-rich produce like dried Porcini mushrooms and bright radicchio, plus carrots, Cipollini onions, garlic, fennel and a bevy of citrus fruit. Farm-fresh eggs, our signature chicken stock and freshly-baked lemon knot cookies help finish off this fresh and flavorful Italian lineup; mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bucatini Pasta with Italian Sausage & Porcini Mushrooms
Everyone will be asking for seconds of this extremely satisfying dish.

Fresh Radicchio, Fennel & Apple Salad
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this cool salad celebrates the classic combination of fennel and radicchio.

Baked Fennel
This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.

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

Fennel & Lemon Relish
This crisp slaw from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food II is excellent tossed with roasted vegetables, or even served as part of a charcuterie board.

Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano

This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish.

Ingredients:
1½ pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch-long matchsticks or thin diagonal slices
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
1 cup olive oil
Pinch red pepper flakes
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Whisk together garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

2. In a large pot, bring water to a boil, adding 1 tablespoon salt. Add carrots and cook until just crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.

3. Drain carrots and add to marinade, letting sit in fridge overnight. When ready to serve, return to room temperature and adjust seasonings if needed. Transfer to serving platter and top with parsley.

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