A Taste of France Recipes

Done well, the beginning of a meal is often more memorable than the finish, a delightful first taste that whets the appetite and hints at greater things to come. This week, we are celebrating the art of the appetizer with a bountiful spread inspired by the French countryside: Savory country-style pâté, crunchy cornichon pickles and herbed fromage blanc from Cherry Valley Dairy, plus our own apricot mostarda. Paired with an artisan baguette and an incredible array of summer produce—from heirloom tomatoes and baby artichokes to blueberries and Imperial Epineuse plums—this beautiful first course is satisfying enough to last all evening long!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Charred Scallion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on grilled bread.

Oven-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Slow-roasting these beautiful tomatoes concentrates their unique flavor—try these alongside this week’s array of appetizers!

Braised Baby Artichokes
Simmered with white wine and chicken stock, these tender artichokes are melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The bright combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Lemon-Tarragon Aioli
This bright aioli is fantastic served with grilled summer veggies!

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

Spring into Summer Recipes

This week’s box pays homage to the best spring ingredients—crunchy radishes, milky turnips and a bevy of fresh citrus—while looking forward to summer with the likes of crisp baby Romaine lettuce and fresh garden herbs. Take these and then have fun experimenting in the kitchen with all the additional provisions for a seasonal, summery brunch: Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausage patties, whole barley, housemade pear butter, Gruyère cheese bread and both chicken and duck eggs to scramble, poach or fry as you please!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Sausage, Potato & Arugula Breakfast Frittata
Flecked with savory sausage, potato rounds and peppery arugula, this baked dish is a real winner.

Breakfast Barley with Dried Fruit & Nuts
Chewy, nutty barley is topped with fruit, nuts and a hint of cinnamon to create a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Grapefruit, Lime & Mint Yogurt Parfaits
These luscious and light parfaits are an excellent accompaniment to brunch fare!

Charred Green Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is amazing spooned over poached or fried duck eggs.

Citrus-Fennel Salad
This classic Sicilian salad can be topped with any variety of citrus; try it with this week’s combo of grapefruit, blood orange and Cara Cara oranges!

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

Southwest Flavor Recipes

Nothing perks up the taste buds quite like the flavors of the Southwest, so enjoy the region’s smoky, spicy style this week with fixings for a build-your-own-taco night: Skagit River Ranch’s signature chorizo sausage, locally-crafted whole-wheat tortillas and both our fresh housemade pico de gallo and Southwest Ranch dressing. Accented by radishes, turnips, avocado, limes and even the first strawberries of the season, plus multigrain bread and farm-fresh eggs, this spectacular lineup will do the Southwest proud.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Avocado-Radish Slaw
This creamy-yet-crunchy slaw would be fantastic layered into your taco this week.

Chorizo Scramble
Or, try breakfast burritos this week: Just whip up this spicy scramble and serve it in tortillas with cheese and pico de gallo on top!

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

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

Spring Greens with Butter-Poached Radishes
This earthy salad is beautiful topped with buttery radishes.

Charred Scallion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on grilled bread.

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