Fall Color Recipes

As leaves start to flutter to the ground and dusk descends earlier in the day, now is the time to cozy up with this week’s lineup of colorful fall offerings—like vibrant purple eggplant, ripe yellow peaches, sweet corn, red peppers, tomatoes, pluots and Persian cucumbers, as well as a bevy of greens including purslane, rainbow Swiss chard and pea shoots and then tender, fragrant herbs. Also complemented by farm-fresh eggs, Pomodoro bread and a maple cinnamon-spiced nut butter, this box is a lovely snapshot of the season at its best.

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

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

Corn Chowder with Red Pepper & Onion
Fresh sage and a hint of chile pepper give this sweet chowder just a subtle hint of spice.

Escarole Salad with Grana-Dijon Dressing
A wonderful side salad!

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Lemon Citronette
A light, lemony dressing adds bright appeal to tender Swiss chard.

Glazed Hakurei Turnips
These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

Garlic Confit
A great way to use up extra garlic, or this week’s red garlic, this mellow confit makes an amazing topping for pizza, pasta and crostini.

Cozy Up Recipes

February continues to chill the bones, so warm yourself body and soul this week with a pasta night starring locally-crafted bucatini pasta kissed with earthy Shiitake mushrooms and homegrown Swiss chard, as well as our signature garlic confit and Grana-style cheese. Also included in this cozy and comforting box: Fresh Challah bread, seasonal favorites such as Seckel pears and Cara Cara oranges, and two snacks fit for Oscar night—certified-organic black popcorn and chocolate coated almonds.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bucatini Pasta with Sautéed Red Swiss Chard & Shiitake Mushrooms
Finished with garlic confit and a grating of Grana-style cheese, this wintery pasta is incredibly cozy and satisfying.

Challah Bread French Toast
This lovely and light French toast is wonderful topped with maple syrup, confectioners’ sugar or Cara Cara orange compote (see recipe!).

Cara Cara Orange Compote
Tart, sweet and lively with bright citrus flavor, this compote is excellent on French toast.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Grana Cheese
This versatile recipe works with any number of squash—Butternut, Delicata, Acorn or Sweet Dumpling.

Slow-Roasted Ginger-Lime Carrots
These flavorful carrots from Jennifer Perillo’s Homemade with Love cookbook are wonderful served hot, at room temperature and even cold.

Whole-Poached Seckel Pears
These petite little pears are the perfect sweet bite, poached in just a little sugar and cinnamon.

Bucatini Pasta with Sautéed Red Swiss Chard & Shiitake Mushrooms

Finished with garlic confit and a grating of Grana-style cheese, this wintery pasta is incredibly cozy and satisfying.

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh bucatini pasta, or other fresh pasta of your choice
2 cups Shiitake mushrooms, washed and thinly sliced
1 bunch red Swiss chard, leaves separated from tough stems and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons butter, divided
¼ cup F&L garlic confit
¼ cup Grana-style cheese, grated
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil, then add the pasta. Cook until the bucatini is al dente, about 5-6 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta water, then drain pasta.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and butter in the skillet. Once warm, add the mushrooms and Swiss chard, tossing to coat with oil and butter. Season with salt and pepper, then cover and sweat until mushrooms are tender and Swiss chard is just wilted, about 4-5 minutes.

3. Add drained pasta to the skillet with the vegetables, then toss everything together with the rest of the olive oil, butter and garlic confit. (If pasta seems a little dry, mix in reserved pasta water.) Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed. Serve with a healthy grating of Grana-style cheese and enjoy!

Fall Favorites Recipes

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Celebrate autumn in all its glory this week: With beautiful produce including Chanterelle mushrooms, crisp apples and sweet Delicata squash, plus provisions like garlic confit, chicken stock and a bouquet garni to help craft a hearty, rich vegetable and bean soup, fall’s best flavors are highlighted in each and every bite. Enjoy these seasonal favorites alongside rich blue cheese, fresh whole grain bread and a robust Italian red wine.

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Fall Vegetable & Heirloom Bean Soup
A deeply flavorful entrée, thanks to the addition of fresh herbs, garlic confit and our housemade chicken stock.

Roasted Beets
Our favorite way to cook beets, this method creates tender, delicious beets that are easy to peel and serve in a salad.

Warm Beet Salad with Blue Cheese & Hazelnuts
Topped with blue cheese and toasted hazelnuts, this flavorful salad is incredibly beautiful.

Baked Delicata Squash
Tossed with cream and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, this beautiful side from The Glorious Vegetables of Italy enhances the sweet flavor of autumn squash.

Fall Apple Crisp
A quick and easy dessert using fresh apples: Simply toss the fruit with cornstarch and sugar, then sprinkle with the topping from this week’s box.

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