Here’s to Summer

Cherries! Zucchini! Fava Beans! Yes, summer—and some of its most treasured crops—truly has arrived here in the Northwest. Accented by other seasonal favorites such as sugar snap peas, English cucumbers, radicchio and Swiss chard, plus rhubarb and Cara Cara oranges, this fresh lineup is fit for your table all week long, also including Gruyère cheese bread, housemade herbed cream cheese and edible flowers to add color and spice to your summer salads. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

How-To: Prep Fava Beans
Our quick guide to peeling and prepping fresh fava beans!

Fava Bean Dip
This simple, fresh dip enhances the inherent nutty flavor of fresh fava beans.

Grilled Cherry Salsa
This flavorful condiment is excellent on top of pork tenderloin, or served with grilled bread and our herbed cream cheese!

Garden Greens with Chopped Eggs
This fresh salad is a lovely use for beautiful summer greens.

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.

Snap Peas with Lemon-Chili Breadcrumbs
Tossed with lemon-kissed breadcrumbs, this bright side makes beautiful use of fresh peas.

Rhubarb Chutney
This tangy condiment from Martha Stewart Living is delicious spread on toasted Gruyère cheese bread.

Summer Sunday Supper Recipes

In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes all the fixings for a meal to share with your nearest and dearest: Slow-simmered beef and mushroom ragu crafted from a treasured family recipe, air-dried imported Italian pasta, herb-kissed foccacia bread and ingredients for a summery cherry-rhubarb fruit crisp to serve for dessert. Side dish-worthy produce like eggplant, rainbow beets, baby carrots and Swiss Chard round out this robust Italian meal.

Here are some recipes ideas for the week:

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

Italian Swiss Chard Tart
Topped with breadcrumbs and Grana-style cheese, this tart from chef Mario Batali captures the deep, rich flavor of Swiss chard.

Grilled Eggplant with Lemon & Mint
Tossed with fresh mint for added brightness, this barbecued eggplant boasts a wonderfully-rich and smoky flavor.

Grilled Cherry Salsa
This flavorful condiment is excellent on top of pork tenderloin, chicken or fish.

Rhubarb Chutney
This tangy condiment from Martha Stewart Living is delicious paired with sharp cheese and crusty bread!

Cherry-Rhubarb Crisp
A quick and easy dessert—simply toss with the following ingredients, then sprinkle with our signature crisp topping.

Summer Preview Recipes

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As temperatures warm and sunlight continues to grace our wooded enclave, spring has reached the pinnacle as it begins the transition into glorious summer. This week’s box features the debut of such early summer favorites as juicy Rainier cherries, speckly crunchy lettuces and beefsteak tomatoes. Utilize these seasonal favorites alongside fresh Pain au Levain bread and a light and lovely pasta crafted with Lagana Foods campanelle, chicken Italian sausage and Grana cheese-kissed roasted broccolini. Enjoy!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Campanelle with Chicken Italian Sausage & Grana Roasted Broccolini
Also tossed with lemon juice and zest, this light and lovely pasta is a snap to prepare.

Grana Roasted Broccolini
Topped with garlic breadcrumbs and nutty Grana cheese, this crisp-tender broccolini is fantastic tossed with pasta or served atop grilled bread with a poached egg.

Beefsteak Tomato Salad
Simple to make but big on taste, this salad is all about the quality of the ingredients, so use the best you have.

Grilled Bread
These smoky charred slices are an excellent base for cherry tomato salsa, fresh cheese, or any other topping you can dream up.

Fennel & Lemon Relish
This crisp slaw from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food II is excellent tossed with grilled veggies such as summer squash.

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