Rich with comforting flavors, yet bright with spring ingredients, this week’s risotto-themed box is equally fit for a family-style feast or a romantic dinner for two. Have fun experimenting in the kitchen with all the provisions for a wild mushroom duxelles risotto accented by grilled asparagus topped with a lemon-olive oil vinaigrette, plus nutty Gruyère cheese bread, spring produce like scarlet top turnips, golden beets and baby carrots, and finally, all the fixings for a rhubarb cake to serve for dessert.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Duxelles Mushroom Risotto
Crafted with our own duxelles, this creamy and delicious recipe is a favorite here at the farm.
Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette
A fresh blend of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic adds big flavor to grilled asparagus stalks.
Mashed Turnips & Parsnips
This side dish is rich and comforting, thanks to the combination of turnips, parsnips and fresh herbs.
Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots
The inherent sweetness of fresh baby carrots is further enhanced in this glazed side dish from local chef John Sundstrom’s Lark: Cooking Against the Grain.
Roasted Golden Beet & Carrot Dip
This beautiful spread is delicious with crostini or pita crisps!
Green Garlic Salad Dressing
Flavor-packed ground mustard, vinegar and green garlic stalks mix beautifully in this easy vinaigrette.
Moist and incredibly flavorful, this cake comes together in just minutes!
The arrival of May means spring truly is in swing as we are starting to see warmer weather forecasts and various crops beginning to ripen in the garden. This week, enjoy spring in all its glory with a wonderful assortment of produce ranging from locally-foraged morel mushrooms and baby butter lettuces to pac choi and herbs like mint, chives and parsley. Also included: Fresh challah bread, our handcrafted chicken stock and a truly-special Grana-style cheese that’s been aging in the cheese cave for three years. Enjoy!
Here are some recipe ideas for the week:
Grilled Asparagus with Almond-Parsley Gremolata
A fresh blend of parsley, garlic, almonds and red pepper flakes adds big flavor to grilled asparagus stalks.
Shaved Asparagus & Mint Salad
Bright with fresh mint, this light salad boasts a wonderful lemony dressing.
Pac Choi with Garlic
Fragrant garlic lends big flavor to sautéed pac choi greens.
Roasted Baby Beets & Carrots with White Balsamic Vinegar
Served over a bed of greens, these roasted vegetables are infused with the flavors of fresh herbs and white balsamic vinegar.
This classic curd recipe from Gourmet magazine will soon be a new favorite!
This fizzy concoction is pure bliss when enjoyed on a sunny spring afternoon.
Fresh Herb Rub
This versatile rub is delicious on steak, chicken, fish, even veggies!