Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day and the arrival of spring on Tuesday, this week’s box bursts to life with beautiful spring ‘greenery’—from green cabbage and leeks to Swiss chard and garden-fresh herbs. Complementing this beautiful bounty are all the ingredients for a feast inspired by the Emerald Isle: Housemade potato-leek soup and traditional Irish soda bread, plus flaky smoked salmon, Sauk Farm apple cider and a dark, luscious dry Irish stout ale. As they say in Ireland, sláinte (to your good health)!`
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw from Diane Morgan’s Roots is a snap to do-ahead.
Creamed Green Cabbage
This delectable cabbage is coated in a creamy béchamel sauce for extra flavor.
Simmered in rich chicken stock, this dish is finished with lemon juice and thyme for fresh appeal.
Potato Mash with Leek Confit
This easy, casserole-style dish is rich with buttery leeks and Russet potatoes.
Sautéed Swiss Chard with Grana
Nutty Grana cheese and rich butter add nuanced flavor to Swiss chard in this easy stovetop recipe from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.
Irish Apple Cake
Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, this delicious apple cake is sure to be a new favorite.