Beet & Snap Pea Salad

This colorful salad is perfectly complemented by a lemon-honey vinaigrette.

Ingredients:
1 bunch beets, trimmed of any greens, washed and scrubbed
½ pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
2 cups mixed salad greens
Lemon-honey vinaigrette (see recipe)

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Wrap the beets in aluminum foil. Bake until tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool. Peel beets and cut into wedges.

2. Cook sugar snap peas in large saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Pat dry.

3. Line a serving platter with the greens Mix the beets and snap peas in a medium bowl with about ¼ cup of the honey-lemon vinaigrette, season with salt and pepper and then spoon the mixture over the greens. Drizzle with additional vinaigrette as desired.

Summer Harvest Recipes

Thanks to our recent sunny days and warm temps, the gardens are continuing to deliver gorgeous summer produce even as we approach fall—enjoy the bounty of the harvest this week with everything from colorful frying peppers, artichokes and tomatoes to juicy grapes, Italian plums and ripe, locally-grown melon. Also included in this bright box: Fresh baguette bread, a crisp Rosé wine and addictively-crunchy almond snacks, as well as edible flower blossoms and more earthy Chanterelle mushrooms. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Grapes
These juicy grapes boast an intense flavor, and are wonderful served with a sharp cheese and warm baguette bread.

Frisée Salad with Italian Plums & Hazelnuts
Later in the fall, this salad is equally amazing with slices of crisp apple or juicy pear.

Italian-Stuffed Artichokes
Our Nonna Pat’s favorite way to serve artichokes!

Grilled Artichokes
Cracked pepper and a subtle lemon flavor perfectly accent these beautiful grilled artichokes.

Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish on a warm day.

Pickled Peppers
These addictive peppers are wonderful for snacking, or served with burgers, tacos and sandwiches.

Polenta Cake with Italian Plums
This luscious cake is kissed with juicy Italian plums and citrus peel.

Good Morning Recipes

With drizzly mornings, pleasant afternoons and crisp evenings, it feels as if fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than with a family-friendly feast centered around the breakfast table? Frittata-ready summer produce still abounds, from heirloom tomatoes and zucchini to eggplant and frying peppers, and this fresh lineup also includes our signature honey-citrus vinaigrette for drizzling over salads along with fresh chevre cheese; multigrain bread for morning toast; and the first of the fall apples to craft something sweet—enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Late Summer Vegetable Frittata
Packed with fingerling potatoes, frying peppers and leeks, this easy frittata boasts incredibly fresh flavor.

Baked Eggs with Heirloom Tomatoes
Juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs and a touch of cream lend rich appeal to this dish.

Sautéed Apples
Kissed with fragrant cinnamon and brown sugar, these apples are a sublime brunch side.

Frisée Salad with Apples, Fresh Chevre Cheese and Hazelnuts
This salad is equally amazing with slices of juicy pear.

Stewed Romano Beans with Tomatoes
Braising the beans lends them a beautiful texture without sacrificing any of their gorgeous color!

Eggplant Caponata
This traditional Tuscan relish is lovely on toasted crostini.

Frisée Salad with Apple, Fresh Chevre and Hazelnuts

This salad is equally amazing with slices of juicy pear.

Ingredients:
1 medium head radicchio, torn into bite-size pieces
1 medium head frisée, torn into bite-size pieces
1 apple, cored and diced
F&L honey-citrus vinaigrette
4 ounces chevre cheese, crumbled
½ cup roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Add the radicchio and frisée to a large bowl and then toss with about ¼ cup of the dressing, until coated. Add the apple slices, chevre cheese and hazelnuts, season the salad with salt and pepper, toss gently and serve.

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