Chive Blossom-Garlic Aioli

This flavorful aioli is wonderful served with roasted fingerling potatoes for brunch.

Ingredients:
1 egg
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon sherry or chive blossom vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chive blossoms

Method:
1. In a blender or food processor, drop in the egg and chopped garlic and process until garlic is smooth. With the motor running, add the oil in a slow stream, until the sauce is thick and emulsified. Add the vinegar and salt. (The sauce should be creamy and mayonnaise-like and will have a nice garlic bite.)

2. Add one tablespoon of the chive blossoms and blend a few more seconds. Place the aioli in a small bowl and mix in remaining chive blossoms. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Chive Blossom Vinegar

This punchy vinegar is fantastic incorporated into salad dressings.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chive blossoms
1 cup white wine vinegar

Method:
1. Soak chive blossoms in water to clean, then dry them using a salad spinner.

2. Place chive blossoms into a large canning jar so that the jar is filled about halfway with blossoms. Fill jar with the vinegar, covering the blossoms completely.

3. Let blossoms steep in the vinegar at least overnight or up to several days in a cool, dark place. Strain blossoms from vinegar and pour liquid into a clean jar. Refrigerate for the longest shelf life (the vinegar should last several weeks in the fridge).

Fresh Flavors Recipes

Crisp and crunchy, verdant and vivacious, the flavors of spring are freshening up this week’s lineup with such ingredients as asparagus, French tarragon, Little Gem lettuce and microgreens. Also featuring fresh lemon-pepper linguine, locally-foraged morel mushrooms and smoked salmon, plus rich and silky duck eggs and even a coffee-kissed butter, immerse yourself in the kitchen with a glass of wine and enjoy this plethora of seasonal favorites.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Lemon-Pepper Pasta with Smoked Salmon & Asparagus
Bright with the flavors of lemon and smoked salmon, this pasta is a light and lovely lunch dish!

Poached Duck Eggs over Asparagus & Morel Mushrooms
This elegant presentation is sure to wow any dinner guest.

Tempered-Butter Radishes
These dipped radishes make for a wonderful starter or snack!

Charred Spring Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful atop grilled chicken or fish, or slathered on grilled bread.

Tarragon-Lemon Aioli
This bright aioli is fantastic served with grilled asparagus!

Chive Blossom Vinegar
This punchy vinegar is fantastic incorporated into salad dressings.

Spring Favorites Recipes

Leeks to radishes, peppery greens to beautiful chive blossoms, this week’s box celebrates some of our favorite flavors of spring, alongside such delicious accoutrements as fresh, creamy chevre cheese, sweet Challah bread and brown sugar-kissed Lummi Island smoked salmon. Also included in this springtime lineup are our own apricot preserves, a French red wine and a bevy of bright herbs ranging from salad burnet to mint, plus Skagit Valley tulips to brighten your home. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Goat-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes with Chive Blossoms
This beautiful dish is sure to be a new spring favorite!

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower
Tossed with garlic, olive oil and lemon juice, this recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse is a snap to make.

Garlic Butter-Roasted Baby Shiitake Mushrooms
Roasted with capers and garlic, this simple mushroom dish is a real show-stopper.

Chive Blossom Vinegar
This punchy vinegar is fantastic incorporated into salad dressings.

Chive Blossom-Garlic Aioli
This flavorful aioli is wonderful served with freshly-roasted asparagus, or even with homemade French fries!

Mustard Greens Pesto
Brilliantly green, this mustard greens pesto packs a bit of a kick and pairs beautifully with grilled fingerling potatoes!

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