Easy & Effortless Recipes

Memorial Day heralds the unofficial kick-off for summer sun and fun, and this weekend’s forecast looks summery indeed! Enjoy the long holiday weekend with super-fresh favorites like imported Italian pasta, rich, silky duck eggs, focaccia bread, and our own herb-kissed fresh cheese, all at the ready for easy and effortless fare whatever you might have planned. Also included this week: A crisp French Rosé, a plethora of spring greens including Lacinato kale, and spring produce like Hakurei turnips, asparagus, spring onions, pac choi and more.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Spring Pasta with Lacinato Kale & Olive Oil-Fried Duck Eggs
This light, creamy pasta is a show-stopper, topped with spring produce and fried duck eggs.

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

Sunflower Shoot & Arugula Salad with Radishes & Hazelnuts
This stellar salad from Food & Wine is beautifully balanced with peppery greens and radishes and sweet pea shoots.

Green Garlic Salad Dressing
Flavor-packed ground mustard, vinegar and green garlic stalks mix beautifully in this easy vinaigrette.

Roasted Cara Cara Oranges
These gorgeous oranges would be wonderful served with this week’s focaccia and fresh cheese.

Braised Greens

These tender greens are a great side dish.

Ingredients:
1 pound braising greens, such as this week’s mix, or your other favorite green such as Collard greens, Swiss chard or kale
½ cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Pinch red pepper flakes
Sea salt

Method:
1. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring often, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in red pepper flakes, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the greens and 1 teaspoon salt.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add water, and steam, covered, until greens are just tender and water evaporates, about 10 minutes. If greens are ready but there is still water in the pan, raise heat to medium-high, and cook, uncovered, until completely evaporated.

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

This hearty salad is accented by apples, dried cranberries and a tart Meyer lemon dressing.

Ingredients:
3 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
2 cups thinly chopped Lacinato kale
1 apple, finely diced
2 small avocados (or 1 large) diced
½ cup shaved almonds
½ cup dried cranberries
Dressing:
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 small Meyer lemons
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

Method:
1. Add salad ingredients to a large bowl.

2. Prepare dressing by mixing together mustard, olive oil, lemons, and maple syrup together with a fork until smooth.

3. Drizzle dressing over salad ingredients, and toss together until evenly coated.

Bavarian Classics Recipes

This week’s box stars the hearty, robust, cozy and comforting flavors of Bavaria with all-natural bratwurst complemented by locally-crafted European-style sauerkraut and our housemade whole-grain mustard, plus seasonal produce like Brussels sprouts, butter lettuce, baby red potatoes and Delicata squash to help craft our favorite German-style side dishes (see recipes for details!). Fresh Jewish Rye bread, a light Chardonnay and our signature apple cider vinaigrette round out this truly-satisfying lineup. Prost!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Butter Lettuce Salad with Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Seeds
Tossed with our crisp apple cider vinaigrette, this lovely salad pairs well with a variety of main dishes.

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette
This hearty salad is accented by fall apples, tart cranberries and a sweet-savory dressing.

Winter Squash Soup
Top this silky, creamy soup with candied squash seeds.

Candied Squash Seeds
Great for snacking, scattering over salads or serving atop soup!

German Potato Salad
Seasoned with fresh chives and crispy bacon, this traditional side dish is best served warm.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Buttered Breadcrumbs
Topped with buttery, golden brown breadcrumbs, these Brussels sprouts are the epitome of comfort food.

Yellow Onion Confit
This buttery-sweet topping is wonderful served in sandwiches or atop bratwurst!

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