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.

Lots of Love Recipes

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week’s box embraces two of our greatest loves: fresh, seasonal fare and gathering around the table with the ones we adore most. Thus, this rustic, romantic menu is fit for sharing with flavorful fish stock and our hand-crafted starter base to combine in a robust cioppino stew, plus crusty Pain au Levain bread and an all-star salad trio—peppery Mizuna greens, juicy oranges and bright citrus vinaigrette. Also included: Warmly-spiced pear butter, farm-fresh eggs and heart-shaped sugar cookies to end your evening on a sweet note.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cara Cara & Blood Orange Salad with Mizuna Greens
This citrus-kissed salad is beautifully presented with colorful orange slices and crisp fennel.

Braised Fennel & Carrots
Kissed with honey and orange zest, this beautiful side sings with bright flavor.

Slow-Roasted Celery
This unexpected side dish is sure to be a new favorite!

Rustic Garlic Croutons
These garlicky nibbles are fantastic served with this week’s cioppino!

Meyer Lemon Relish
This fresh-and-tart spread from Food & Wine is wonderful served alongside chicken, halibut or a freshly-toasted baguette.

Meyer Lemon-Olive Oil Custard
Ready in 10 minutes, this thick, creamy custard would be wonderful served alongside this week’s sugar cookies.

‘Tis the Season Recipes

The first week of December has brought the trademark busy days and festive nights of the holiday season, as well as equally-seasonal weather with chilly nights and icy mornings. Come in from the cold and take a much-deserved break this week with provisions for an cozy pasta supper—earthy mushroom confit, handmade bucatini and pumpernickel bread—plus our housemade Southwestern turkey soup to fuel you up for a quick lunch. Accompanied by winter produce such as Red Kuri squash, Lacinato kale and Chantenay carrots, plus creamy blue cheese salad dressing and locally-grown chestnuts, this box will do wonders to buoy the holiday spirit.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bucatini with Red Kuri Squash, Kale & Mushroom Confit
The classic pairing of squash and sage is utterly delicious combined with our housemade confit and pasta.

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

Roasted Carrots Two Ways
One sweet, the other savory, these easy methods allow freshly-roasted carrots to shine!

Maple Ginger Red Kuri Squash
You’ll love this unique flavor combination!

Garlic Pumpernickel Croutons
These garlicky nibbles are fantastic scattered on a Lacinato kale salad.

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