Meyer Lemon-Lime Curd

Serve this classic curd from Gourmet magazine with sliced pound cake or sugar cookies for an easy and elegant dessert!

Ingredients:
1½ cups sugar
4 whole eggs, beaten lightly
4 additional egg yolks, beaten lightly
⅔ cup fresh lime juice
⅓ cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
3 tablespoons freshly grated Meyer lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly grated lime zest
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Method:
1. In a heavy saucepan whisk together the sugar, the whole eggs, the yolks, the juices and the zests and cook the mixture over moderately low heat, whisking, until the sugar is dissolved.

2. Add the butter, cook the mixture over low heat, whisking, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until it registers 160°F on a candy thermometer, and transfer it to glass jars. The curd will keep, covered and chilled, for up to 2 weeks.

Baking Spirits Bright

‘Tis the season—to bake! This week’s box embraces the beloved holiday pastime with an array of provisions to help you whip up some of your favorite seasonal treats, featuring such all-star ingredients as organic all-purpose flour, extra-dark chocolate baking chips, marzipan paste, Northwest-grown hazelnuts and a warming spice mix. Also including farm-fresh eggs, fromage blanc from our in-house creamery and multigrain bread, plus a host of fresh produce like Black FutSu squash, fingerling potatoes, leeks, and hearty radicchio greens, as well as fragrant herbs, this delivery has things looking very merry and bright, indeed.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Tarte Normande
A French classic, featuring orchard-grown apples, a buttery short crust pastry, and a splash of apple brandy.

Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread Sandwich Cookies
Accented by a creamy, chocolatey Nutella filling, these lovely shortbread cookies from Ina Garten of The Barefoot Contessa are always a hit.

Apple-Pear Galette with Hazelnut Crumb Topping
This rustic fruit tart is fragrant with cinnamon, sugar and toasted hazelnuts.

Butter Pie Dough
This simple, extraordinary all-purpose pie dough recipe can be used in both your sweet and savory baking.

Lemon Bars
Finish off your week of baking with these bright bars!

Maple-Ginger Winter Squash
You’ll love this unique flavor combination!

Brussels Sprout Crown Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

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

Ingredients:
1 Brussels sprouts crown head, cored and shredded
3 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.

Ginger-Carrot Soup

This bright soup from The Splendid Table is super flavorful thanks to a kick of fresh ginger and orange juice.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup chopped yellow onion
4 cups chopped carrots
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, finely-grated fresh peeled ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
14-ounce can coconut milk
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, broth, orange juice, ginger, and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Remove from the heat. Puree with immersion blender or food processor, until very smooth. Return the soup to the saucepan and stir in the coconut milk, salt, and pepper. Reheat the soup over medium heat until hot. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

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