In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week’s box embraces two of our greatest passions: fresh, seasonal fare and gathering around the table with the ones we adore most. Thus, this mix-and-match menu is fit for sharing with flaky smoked salmon and Ikura salmon caviar roe, plus Marcona almonds, charcoal parchment crackers and Italian-style Caciotta cheese, all to set out for some sweet sampling. Also included: Fresh pumpernickel bread, Tunawerth creamery Greek yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil and fresh produce such as baby leeks, salad greens and winter squash, as well as a raspberry-kissed chocolate bar and festive sugar cookies to end your evening with a little extra love.
Here are some recipe ideas for the week:
Roasted Beet & Carrot Dip
This vibrant spread is delicious slathered on toasted bread or crackers.
Caramelized Delicata Squash
Glazed in brown sugar and white wine vinegar, this squash from The Glorious Vegetables of Italy is a wonderful balance of sweet and savory.
Smoked Salmon & Baby Leek Frittata
Paired with a crisp salad, this stunningly-simple dish is fantastic pretty much any time of day!
Garlic Pumpernickel Croutons
These garlicky nibbles are fantastic scattered over soup or salads.
Italian Parsley-Caper Vinaigrette
This pungent vinaigrette from Joshua McFadden’s Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables is magical drizzled over roasted vegetables, or served with this week’s array of Valentine’s Day bites!