As we greet June, we all have our fingers crossed for a warmer (and sunnier!) month ahead, don’t we? But despite any lingering June gloom, this week’s box at least is off to a bright and happy start with such favorites as rich and buttery King salmon, locally foraged Morel mushrooms, Pain au Levain bread and creamy chevre from Lost Peacock Farm. In addition to our farm-fresh eggs and garden herbs, this week’s lineup also awaits with such produce all-stars as asparagus, red spring onions and a beautiful mix of salad greens. Enjoy!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Morel Mushroom & Asparagus Eggs Benedict
Served over toasted bread, this eggs Benedict is truly stunning.
Asparagus with Salt & Pepper Whipped Cream
Topped with decadent cream, this simple side dish is just delicious.
Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon
The sweet, nutty brown butter here lends a beautiful finishing touch.
Meyer Lemon & Dill Buttermilk Dressing
Drizzle this light and creamy dressing over your favorite salad greens, or serve with fresh veggies as a dip!
Charred Red Spring Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on grilled bread.
Once you perfect the technique here, start adding in and playing with your favorite fillings. (This week we suggest using our signature apple butter paired with some maple-spiced apples.)
1 cup buckwheat flour
¾ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
¼ to ½ cup water
1. To make the crêpe batter, combine all the ingredients (except water) in a blender, and blend until smooth. Cover the batter and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
2. When you’re ready to make crêpes, thin the batter with water, using less water for thicker crêpes and more water for thinner ones.
3. Preheat a crêpe pan or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly grease the pan with butter, oil, or pan spray, then pour in enough batter to thinly coat the bottom of the pan; swirling the pan as you pour the batter will help ensure an even coating. Cook the crêpe for 1 to 2 minutes on the first side, until it’s golden and lifts from the pan easily. Flip it over and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes on the other side.
4. Transfer cooked crêpes to a plate, stacking them on top of one another, and keeping a towel over them. Fill as desired; serve warm.
This classic quiche features tender leeks, fresh chives and rich chevre cheese.
1 single butter pie crust, thawed if frozen (see recipe)
3 leeks, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise, and sliced
½ cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 ounces soft chevre cheese, crumbled
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Prick pie crust all over with a fork; place on a baking sheet. Bake the pie crust in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 15 minutes. Remove crust and set aside to cool slightly; reduce oven temperature to 375°.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and simmer leeks just until tender, about 7 minutes; drain thoroughly.
3. Whisk eggs, heavy cream, milk, chives, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Spread leeks evenly over bottom of pie crust; dot with the chevre cheese. Pour egg mixture over leeks. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed, lightly browned, and a sharp knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Remove to cool until warm or room temperature before serving.
With a few flurries the air and what we hope are the last frigid overnight temps this week, this lineup accordingly invites you to cozy up to a comfy supper starring a risotto crafted with earthy dried Porcini mushrooms, Cherry Valley Dairy fromage blanc, our own white truffle oil and a truffle, sea salt and Parmesan blend topping. Also accompanied by golden beets, purple top baby turnips, iron-rich spinach and beautiful garden-grown herbs, plus Gruyère cheese bread, lemony olives and chocolate-coated almonds, this box will do wonders to ward off any lingering wintertime blues (as will a glass of French white wine!).
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Mushroom Risotto with Fromage Blanc
Creamy and delicious, this recipe is a favorite here at the farm—just remember to stir!
How-To: Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms
Follow these simple steps to reconstitute the beautiful mushrooms for this week’s risotto.
Braised Asian Greens
These tender greens are a great side dish.
Spinach Salad with Apples & Pecans
This fresh salad combines gorgeous spinach and crisp apple slices and is finished with a light Champagne apple cider vinaigrette.
Mashed Turnips & Parsnips
This side dish is rich and comforting, thanks to the combination of turnips, parsnips and fresh herbs.