Spring Delights & Delicacies Recipes

From red radishes and asparagus to the season’s first fiddleheads, spring produce continues to abound, both in the garden and foraged from the wild. This week’s box takes full advantage of these new delights with such complementary provisions as farm-fresh eggs, Italian black Nerone rice, rosemary organic honey, and Piranske sea salt. Add to this a loaf of Pain au Levain, baking chocolate, flavorful salad greens, fragrant herbs and Meyer lemons, and let the flavors of spring delight everyone at the table (especially Mom on her special day!).

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Sautéed Fiddlehead Ferns
These bright green fronds lend themselves to many of the same uses as asparagus. Here they shine with a simple dressing of butter and lemon juice.

Asparagus with Salt & Pepper Whipped Cream
Topped with decadent cream, this simple side dish is just delicious.

Braised Red Radishes with Shallots
Tender and juicy, these satisfying radishes are accented by fresh parsley and balsamic vinegar.

Charred Red Spring Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on grilled bread.

Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
A fresh blend of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic adds big flavor to grilled asparagus stalks.

Mint Simple Syrup
It’s going to get warm this weekend: splash a dash of this simple syrup into a glass of lemonade for a sweet cool-down.

Forager’s Delights Recipes

From the season’s first fiddleheads to pretty pink radishes, spring produce continues to abound, both in the garden and foraged from the wild. Thus, this week’s box sings with such additional highlights as baby Shiitake mushrooms, snap peas and flowering sage; combine these beauties with such provisions as multigrain bread, nutty Alpine-style cheese, chicken stock and our own strawberry preserves, and let the flavors of spring delight everyone at your table.

Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:

Sautéed Fiddlehead Ferns
These bright green fronds lend themselves to many of the same uses as asparagus. Here, they shine with a simple dressing of butter and lemon juice.

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Radishes & Mint
This wonderful springtime salad gets an extra flavor boost courtesy of crunchy radish slices and zingy lemon zest.

Baby Red Potato Salad with Crème Fraîche & Mint
This unique recipe from Jamie Oliver ingeniously combines fresh mint, crème fraîche and Anaheim chile.

Sautéed Turnips & Greens with Garlic
Tossed with flavorful garlic, these turnip greens are incredibly tender thanks to a quick simmer in chicken stock.

Oven-Roasted Baby Shiitake Mushroom & Vegetable Salad
This room temperature salad is also wonderful served over grilled slices of polenta.

Roasted Radishes
Seasoned with fresh thyme and red onions, these buttery radishes are an excellent accompaniment to just about any protein.

Sage Blossom Pesto
Utilizing the gorgeous flowers of the sage plant, this full-flavored pesto is excellent served on grilled crostini.

Eat Your Greens Recipes

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This week’s delivery celebrates the season’s freshest—and greenest!—offerings, from a savory gratin packed with broccoli, mushrooms and spring onions to foraged fiddleheads and spring ramps, plus salad greens that run the gamut from peppery arugula to ultra baby lettuces. Complemented by imported baby artichoke hearts and housemade chicken stock, plus pumpernickel bread, farm-fresh eggs and a smooth New Zealand chardonnay, this weeknight-friendly menu is bursting with bright flavor.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Greens with Hot Garlic Dressing
Fragrant garlic adds a bright, flavorful finish to fresh spring greens in this easy recipe.

Wild Ramp Lemon Risotto with Mushrooms

This bright risotto showcases beautiful spring ramps and white button mushrooms.

Sautéed Fiddlehead Ferns

These bright green fronds lend themselves to many of the same uses as asparagus. Here they shine with a simple dressing of butter and lemon juice.

Roasted Ramps

Creamy poached eggs top this flavorful dish of perfectly-seasoned spring ramps.

Brown Butter Kale

Simple and irresistible, this Tom Douglas recipe combines quality ingredients to bring out the inherently nutty flavor of this protein-rich green.

Crispy Fried Shallots

These crisp little nibbles are wonderful scattered over salad greens.

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