Cara Cara Orange Salad with Arugula & Fennel

This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.

Ingredients:
1 Cara Cara orange
½ pound arugula greens
½ red onion, thinly sliced
2 petite fennel bulbs, quartered, cored and thinly sliced, plus a handful of the fronds

Vinaigrette:
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
⅓ cup freshly squeezed juice from a Cara Cara orange
¼ cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
¾ cup olive oil
Sea salt salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Spread the arugula greens out on a large, round serving platter to make a bed.

2. Using a sharp paring knife, cut the tops and bottoms off the orange. Stand oranges up and slice to remove the peel and membrane. Then, slice oranges crosswise into thin wheels.

3. Arrange the orange on top of the arugula, overlapping the slices slightly. Then layer on the fennel slices.

4. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients and drizzle over the salad and then season with ground pepper if desired.

Good Morning Recipes

Put on a pot of locally-roasted coffee and perk up your taste buds with this week’s selection of spring-fresh brunch fare, which stars locally-smoked bacon rashers, freshly-baked cinnamon-raisin bread, F&L biscuit mix, and, of course, farm-fresh eggs from our heritage breed hens. The bright and fresh delivery also includes both fromage blanc and tangy buttermilk from our creamery, fragrant herbs, and seasonal citrus, plus such spring favorites as baby red beets, yellow Cipollini onions and fennel. Rise and shine, it’s breakfast time!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Buttermilk Biscuits
These fluffy biscuits are given an extra boost of flavor thanks to our own buttermilk!

Baked Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast
This homey recipe from The Pioneer Woman can easily be done a day ahead and chilled until ready to bake.

Cara Cara Orange Compote
Tart, sweet and lively with bright citrus flavor, this compote is excellent spooned over French toast!

Fennel & Potato Frittata with Fromage Blanc
This frittata offers a savory and flavorful way to enjoy the unique taste of fennel while incorporating wholesome ingredients perfect for a hearty breakfast.

Roasted Beets with Raspberry Vinegar
Kissed with notes of raspberry and orange, these beets are truly fantastic!

Hearty, Healthy Italian Recipes

This week’s box is packed with the vibrant flavors of Italy, found in the forms of locally-made bucatini pasta, Italian sausage from Skagit River Ranch, and soft, pillowy focaccia—plus health-boosting, vitamin-rich produce like dried Porcini mushrooms and bright radicchio, plus carrots, Cipollini onions, garlic, fennel and a bevy of citrus fruit. Farm-fresh eggs, our signature chicken stock and freshly-baked lemon knot cookies help finish off this fresh and flavorful Italian lineup; mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bucatini Pasta with Italian Sausage & Porcini Mushrooms
Everyone will be asking for seconds of this extremely satisfying dish.

Fresh Radicchio, Fennel & Apple Salad
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this cool salad celebrates the classic combination of fennel and radicchio.

Baked Fennel
This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.

Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish or light lunch!

Fennel & Lemon Relish
This crisp slaw from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food II is excellent tossed with roasted vegetables, or even served as part of a charcuterie board.

Baked Fennel

This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.

Ingredients:
4 fennel bulbs, cored and sliced
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup Grana-style cheese, grated
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a frying pan over high heat, sauté the fennel slices with the butter for about 15 minutes until tender, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Transfer to a baking pan, sprinkle the fennel with the grated cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 10 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown and melted.

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