Sparkling Spearmint Lemonade

This fizzy concoction is pure bliss when enjoyed on a warm afternoon.

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup packed spearmint leaves, stems removed
1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Ice
Club soda or sparkling water

Method:
1. To make mint simple syrup, combine sugar, water, and mint leaves in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Immediately reduce heat and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain the leaves.

3. To assemble the lemonade, add 1 ounce each of simple syrup and lemon juice to a tall glass filled with ice. Top with about 6 ounces of club soda or sparkling water. Stir. Garnish with fresh mint.

Anise Hyssop Lemonade

Sweetened with an anise hyssop simple syrup, this lemonade is incredibly fragrant.

Ingredients:
1 cup anise hyssop simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2-3 cups water

Anise Hyssop Simple Syrup
1 handful (about 20 leaves) anise hyssop
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Method:
1. To make simple syrup, combine ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Once boiling, remove from heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain anise hyssop solids, and chill syrup until ready to mix lemonade.

2. In a pitcher, pour lemon juice and anise hyssop syrup, adding in 2-3 cups water to taste. Refrigerate and serve over ice with additional sliced lemons.

Fresh Flavors Recipes

Crisp and crunchy, verdant and vivacious, the flavors of spring are freshening up this week’s lineup with such ingredients as cauliflower, spring garlic, purple Mizuna and microgreens, plus bright red rhubarb and Meyer lemons. Also featuring fresh lemon-pepper linguine, baby Shiitake mushrooms and Tunawerth cream cheese, this lineup of seasonal favorites invites you to immerse yourself in the kitchen with a glass of wine—and enjoy!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Mint Lemonade
This fizzy concoction is pure bliss when enjoyed on a warm spring afternoon.

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

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Honey & Lemon
Break out the barbecue for these flavorful cauliflower “steaks”!

Oven-Roasted Baby Shiitake Mushroom & Vegetable Salad
This room temperature salad is also wonderful served over grilled slices of polenta.

Roasted Radishes
Seasoned with fresh thyme and red onions, these buttery radishes are an excellent accompaniment to just about any protein.

Roasted Rhubarb
This rosy-colored roasted dish makes for an excellent spring dessert, especially served with vanilla bean ice cream.

Father’s Day Cookout Recipes

Fire up the barbecue and gather round to celebrate dear old dad this week with a summery menu highlighted by our smoky housemade beans and locally-made BBQ dippin’ sauce, plus flavorful bratwurst sausages to throw on the grill. These American classics are also accented by a bevy of fresh produce like baby red beets and Walla Walla spring onions, Pain au Levain bread and all the ingredients for a summery strawberry shortcake dessert.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Mint Lemonade
This fizzy concoction is pure bliss when enjoyed on a warm afternoon.

Fresh Herb Rub
This versatile rub is delicious on steak, chicken, fish, even veggies!

Cherry Tomato Salsa with Fresh Herbs
A pico de gallo-style salsa bright in flavor and combined with Walla Walla salad onions and mint.

Baby Beet & Carrot Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing
This beautiful salad utilizes both the bright baby beets and tender greens.

Grilled Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Mustard Vinaigrette
Accented with mustard vinaigrette and spicy summer greens, this potato salad boasts big, bold flavor.

Strawberry Shortcakes with Crème Fraîche
Topped with our housemade crème fraîche and ripe strawberries, these shortcakes are moist, crumbly and just a touch sweet.

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