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 Greens Salad with Cara Cara Oranges, Almonds & House Citronette

A light, bright, and refreshing addition to any brunch lineup.

Ingredients:
4 large handfuls of salad greens, such as mix of this week’s Lacinato kale and red-veined sorrel greens, washed and torn or chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 cup coarsely-chopped radicchio
2 Cara Cara oranges, sliced into segments
⅓ cup goat cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons sliced almonds
¼ cup pomegranate arils
F&L citronette
Fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds for a few minutes, stirring frequently so they don’t burn. Once the almonds are fragrant and starting to turn golden, remove from heat.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine the greens, radicchio, segmented blood oranges, goat cheese, pomegranate arils and warm almonds.

3. Just before serving, drizzle the salad with about ½ cup of the citronette, tossing lightly to combine. Add more dressing as desired, and season generously with fresh ground pepper.

Fava Shoot Salad with Walnuts

This bright and fresh salad shines a spotlight on light, tender, succulent fava greens.

Ingredients:
4 cups packed fava leaves/shoots
2 Cara Cara oranges zested, segmented, and juices reserved (use zest for dressing)
2 grapefruits segmented and juices reserved
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
½ cup toasted and chopped walnuts

Method:
1. To make the dressing, combine the reserved orange juices and grapefruit juices with the shallot, salt, pepper, and orange zest in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil until well blended.

2. Place the fava leaves in a large serving bowl and lightly toss with the dressing. (You might not use all of it.)

3. Divide the fava leaves among four plates and arrange the orange and grapefruit segments around the leaves. Sprinkle the feta and walnuts on top, then garnish with a few fava flowers and a pinch of orange zest on each plate.

Soup’s On Recipes

What a snowy week it has been! As the flakes turn to raindrops, we’ve got an incredibly-satisfying menu of warm and cozy favorites to help ward off any pervading winter chill: Housemade French lentil soup crafted from seasonal veg, smoky pancetta and our own chicken stock, Gruyère cheese bread to serve alongside, and all the ingredients to make your own buckwheat crêpes with earthy mushroom filling. Also included: A beautiful bounty of greens fit for braising, both our signature citronette dressing and crème fraîche, as well as produce like red beets, Mokum carrots, Black Spanish radishes and a medley of crisp apples.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Buckwheat Crêpes
Once you perfect the technique here, start playing with your favorite fillings. This week, we’ve given you our earthy mushroom filling to try!

Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara Oranges & Shaved Black Radish
This lovely salad is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.

Braised Greens
These tender greens are a great side dish.

Grana Cheese-Roasted Broccolini
Tossed with garlic breadcrumbs and nutty Grana cheese, this tender broccolini is fantastic tossed with pasta or served atop grilled bread.

Frizzled Leeks
These crispy leeks are a wonderful garnish for salads, soups or main dish proteins like beef, pork or salmon.

European-Style Buckwheat Cake
Known as schwarzplententorte in German or torta di granosaraceno in Italian, this wonderfully moist and dense cake is usually eaten for breakfast together with a big cup of coffee—or as a morning or afternoon snack.

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