Rhubarb-Thyme Jam

This sweet-and-savory spread would be delicious on toasted crostini with chevre cheese; or, add it to your morning oatmeal for an unexpected touch!

Ingredients:
3 cups chopped rhubarb
3-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, leaves roughly chopped
2 tablespoons diced shallots
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon each of sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all the ingredients.

2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring often, for about 30 minutes, until the mixture has thickened to a jam-like consistency. Cool to room temperature and remove the cinnamon stick. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Happy Easter Recipes

Just in time for your upcoming Easter gatherings, this week’s box is filled with bright spring ingredients and light Mediterranean flavors. With provisions such as Kalamata olive bread, tangy Greek yogurt and dry brined Moroccan black olives, and produce like cucumber and baby potatoes, the beautiful lineup also includes all the ingredients for our Nonna Pat’s beloved lemon chicken recipe. Accented by capers and fresh oregano, this holiday-worthy dish features airline chicken oven-roasted with Meyer lemons, garlic and white wine, and we hope it becomes a favorite for your family, too. Happy Easter!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Nonna Pat’s Oven-Roasted Lemon Chicken
Roasted with Meyer lemons, fragrant garlic and a splash of white wine, our Nonna Pat’s signature chicken is a favorite here at the farm.

Roasted Red Potatoes with Preserved Meyer Lemons
This easy-peasy recipe from Bon Appetit has rave reviews online—and for good reason!

Preserved Meyer Lemons
Toss these preserved beauties with roasted fingerlings (see recipe!), or whisk the pulp into a salad dressing or a Bloody Mary.

Tzatziki
This signature Greek condiment is wonderful served with this week’s lemon chicken and potatoes.

Marinated Cucumber Salad
Super simple and healthy, this salad is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Meyer Lemon Bars
Finish off your Easter feast with these bright bars!

Garlic Pumpernickel Croutons

These garlicky nibbles are fantastic scattered over soup or salads.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 large minced garlic clove
3 cups torn pumpernickel bread
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Microwave the butter and minced garlic clove in a microwave-safe bowl on high until butter is melted, about 30 seconds.

2. Spread the torn pumpernickel bread on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the butter mixture; toss to coat. Bake in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until crisp. Season with salt and pepper; store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Candied Squash Seeds

Great for snacking, scattering over salad or serving atop soup!

Ingredients:
1½ cups winter squash seeds
3 tablespoons olive oil
1½ tablespoons packed light brown sugar
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Method:
1. Line a 9-by-13-inch rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Scoop the seeds out of the squash and into a large colander. Rinse seeds thoroughly under cold running water. Use your hands to separate any lingering squash flesh from the seeds. Shake off as much water as you can, then pat dry with paper towel. (If you have time, allow the seeds to sit out on the counter for a couple of hours to really get dry.)

3. Preheat the oven to 350°. Stir together the olive oil, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium mixing bowl, until completely combined. Add the seeds and toss to coat. Evenly spread the seeds in a single layer on the prepared pan.

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the seeds are golden and crispy and begin to make popping sounds.

Variation: Once you master the method of preparing the seeds, feel free to play around the seasonings here. We love subbing out the cinnamon in favor of a rosemary-kissed Tuscan herb salt for a more savory flavor!

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