It’s almost turkey time—and while the holiday is looking different for many of us this year, we hope to help you find comfort and joy in the kitchen with a bevy of accoutrements like Challah bread, housemade citronette and organic cranberries, plus seasonal produce like red Garnet yams, Brussels sprouts, carrots, fennel and meaty Matsutake mushrooms. Also included: More provisions to incorporate into the day’s most classic dishes, from a turkey brining kit and fresh chestnuts to locally-milled flour for your pies, plus some creative recipe ideas in case you’re in the mood to add in something new this year. Happy Thanksgiving!
Here are a few recipe ideas:
How-To: Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey
Soaking a turkey overnight in a solution of salt and water ensures a moist, juicy interior; beautiful aromatics infuse it with flavor.
Baked until the Brie is warm and gooey, and the cranberries are soft and spreadable, this appealing appetizer is a true holiday favorite.
Blood Orange, Radicchio & Fennel Salad with Citronette
A light, bright and refreshing addition to your Thanksgiving menu!
Rustic Challah Bread, Mushroom & Herb Dressing
Fragrant with fresh herbs and accented by toasted Challah bread and meaty mushrooms, this stuffing is always a hit!
Potatoes à la Robuchon
Of all the haute cuisine in legendary chef Joël Robuchon’s repertoire, he was best known for these super-silky potatoes.
Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts & Bacon
A great holiday side!
Homemade Pumpkin Purée
Nothing quite beats a pie crafted from homemade pumpkin purée! Substitute this purée in any recipe calling for canned pumpkin.
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 warm-and-wonderful fall offerings—like smoky Skagit River Ranch bacon and fragrant fresh sage to accent a beautiful bowl of piping-hot Jacob’s Cattle beans, plus Pain au Levain bread, lively Tuscan red wine and a vibrant produce selection that includes zucchini, Tropea onions, broccolini and Supersweet corn. Also complemented by farm-fresh eggs and Chanterelle mushrooms, this box is a lovely snapshot of the season at its best.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Jacob’s Cattle Beans with Bacon & Sage
Smoky and savory, this is a bowlful of comfort on a fall day!
Roasted Beet Salad with Mesclun Greens & Crumbled Chevre
Topped with a light vinaigrette and roasted seeds, this salad is both colorful and satisfying.
Our favorite way to cook beets, this method creates tender, delicious beets that are easy to peel and serve in a salad.
Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and Grana-style cheese, these beautiful tomatoes are a worthy supper side.
This light and fresh side is accented by tart lemon juice and fresh-cracked pepper.
Sautéed Zucchini with Bacon & Thyme
This simple recipe from the Homegrown Harvest cookbook is packed with flavor.
A quick how-to guide to prepping this versatile grain.
1½ cups emmer farro
4 cups chicken stock
¼ teaspoon salt
1. Place farro into a fine mesh sieve and rinse with cold water. Drain.
2. Transfer to a medium sized pot that has a lid. Add the stock and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
3. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 50-60 minutes, until it is softened but still chewy. (If there is liquid remaining in the pot, drain it off or save it to add to a soup, stew or sauce.)
Master the art of peeling these petite beauties in just a few simple steps.
Large bowl filled with ice and water
1. Fill the saucepan with water and set it over high heat. Once the water reaches a boil, add the desired number of pearl onions to the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes.
2. Remove from the heat, drain using a colander and then plunge the pearl onions into the ice bath in the large bowl.
3. Allow to soak for a few minutes, then drain the onions. Using a sharp kitchen knife, trim the root end of each onion. Then, using your pointer finger and thumb, squeeze the onion until the flesh pops away from the outer peel. Pull off any remaining excess skin, then repeat with remaining onions and reserve for your desired use.