Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas, organic beef chorizo sausage from Skiyou Ranch and a bounty of late summer produce to serve on those tasty tacos or alongside, from heirloom tomatoes, fennel and sweet corn to smoky peppers and white Chanterelle mushrooms. Also included: Freshly-baked multigrain bread, a crisp Rosé wine and organic raw peanuts from Alvarez Farms. Enjoy!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Fresh Corn Salsa
This crisp salsa is brightened with smoky Poblano chiles and fresh lime juice.
Spicy Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with sweet corn and a pinch of cayenne pepper, these juicy tomatoes make a wonderful side salad.
Marinated Cucumber Salad
Super simple and healthy, this salad is perfect for lunch or dinner.
This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.
Slow-Roasted Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
These roasted beauties are incredibly sweet and juicy.
Pepper, Fennel & Onion Relish
Red Bullhorn peppers lends themselves well to this classic trio—an excellent condiment-style topping for sandwiches, scrambled eggs or even tacos!
Two simple ways to preserve these spicy peppers to use in recipes all winter long!
Basque or any other thin-skinned chili peppers
Air-dry method: Wash your chili peppers thoroughly after picking to remove any dirt, then dry. Place on a plate or a wire rack in a dry, well ventilated room. You can also string the chilies up on string or thread and hang to dry. Within several weeks, you will have dried chili peppers and you can grind them up or use them as ornaments as desired.
Oven-dry method: Wash your chili peppers thoroughly after picking to remove any dirt. Cut them in half, lengthwise to expose the pepper innards. Arrange the chili peppers over a baking sheet. Bake at low heat, about 100°-135°. There is no set time to bake the chili peppers for drying. Keep an eye on them, turning every few minutes or so. You can leave the oven door cracked for some air flow. It will take several hours with this method. Keep in the oven until the moisture has been baked out of them. Use as desired!
What a wet spring it has been so far: Rid yourself of the rainy day blues this week with our hearty housemade chicken posole soup crafted with Bella Luna chicken stock, chili peppers and hominy, plus sun-dried tomato Pomodoro bread and all the fixings for a bright Cara Cara orange and honey-lime salad to serve alongside. The week’s provisions also include spring produce such as cauliflower, radishes and golden beets, Portuguese white wine and a decadent dark chocolate and sea salt bar to enjoy for dessert. Enjoy!
Here are some recipe ideas for the week:
Cara Cara Orange Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.
Buttered Radishes with Poached Eggs
Tender radishes and shallots are topped with a silky poached egg for the perfect finish.
This creamy side dish from Martha Stewart is an excellent alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.
Seasoned with parsley, garlic and lemon, this incredibly-easy cauliflower recipe is a keeper.
Roasted Golden Beet & Carrot Dip
This beautiful spread is delicious slathered on toasted bread.
Braised Radishes with Shallots
Tender and juicy, these beautiful radishes are accented by fresh parsley and balsamic vinegar.