Happy & Healthy

As we greet June, we all have our fingers crossed for a warmer (and sunnier!) month ahead, don’t we? But despite any lingering June gloom, this week’s box at least is off to a bright and happy start with such favorites as rich and buttery King salmon, locally foraged Morel mushrooms, Pain au Levain bread and creamy chevre from Lost Peacock Farm. In addition to our farm-fresh eggs and garden herbs, this week’s lineup also awaits with such produce all-stars as asparagus, red spring onions and a beautiful mix of salad greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Morel Mushroom & Asparagus Eggs Benedict
Served over toasted bread, this eggs Benedict is truly stunning.

Asparagus with Salt & Pepper Whipped Cream
Topped with decadent cream, this simple side dish is just delicious.

Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon
The sweet, nutty brown butter here lends a beautiful finishing touch.

Meyer Lemon & Dill Buttermilk Dressing
Drizzle this light and creamy dressing over your favorite salad greens, or serve with fresh veggies as a dip!

Charred Red Spring Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on grilled bread.

Buckwheat Crêpes

Once you perfect the technique here, start adding in and playing with your favorite fillings. (This week we suggest using our signature apple butter paired with some maple-spiced apples.)

Ingredients:
1 cup buckwheat flour
¾ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
¼ to ½ cup water

Method:
1. To make the crêpe batter, combine all the ingredients (except water) in a blender, and blend until smooth. Cover the batter and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

2. When you’re ready to make crêpes, thin the batter with water, using less water for thicker crêpes and more water for thinner ones.

3. Preheat a crêpe pan or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly grease the pan with butter, oil, or pan spray, then pour in enough batter to thinly coat the bottom of the pan; swirling the pan as you pour the batter will help ensure an even coating. Cook the crêpe for 1 to 2 minutes on the first side, until it’s golden and lifts from the pan easily. Flip it over and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes on the other side.

4. Transfer cooked crêpes to a plate, stacking them on top of one another, and keeping a towel over them. Fill as desired; serve warm.

Good Morning Recipes

Rise and shine, it’s brunch time: Break your fast with this week’s lineup of favorites, from organic sausages and cinnamon-raisin bread to sweet and nutty organic cracked farro porridge and of course, fresh eggs from our flock of heritage breed laying hens. Spring is really starting to sing in the gardens, too, as you’ll also find fresh asparagus, pea and sunflower shoots, ruby-red rhubarb, turnips and Japanese Misome greens all in your box, as well as fragrant herbs and Belgian endive. Good morning, indeed!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Asparagus & Mushroom Frittata
This lovely springtime-fresh frittata can be easily served for brunch, lunch, or dinner; you choose!

Butter-Braised Turnips
Simmered in rich chicken stock, this dish is finished with lemon juice and thyme for fresh appeal.

Roasted Endive with Walnut Vinaigrette
This warm side pairs beautifully with this week’s frittata.

Rhubarb-Apple Cake with Almonds
A great baking project for an afternoon at home.

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
A simple, easy and incredibly flavorful salad vinaigrette to add to your arsenal!

Asparagus & Mushroom Frittata

This lovely, springtime-fresh frittata can be easily served for brunch, lunch, or dinner; you choose!

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large bunch fresh asparagus
6 ounces wild mushrooms
1 cup onion, peeled and thinly sliced
8 large eggs
½ cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Method:
1. Heat oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the asparagus, onion and mushrooms, then cover and cook until onions and vegetables are tender, but not brown, about 4-5 minutes; remove from heat.

2. Set aside 4-6 asparagus spears and a few of the mushrooms. Cut remaining asparagus into thirds and return to the skillet.

3. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, ricotta cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper until everything is blended nicely. Pour the mixture over vegetables and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until eggs are almost set, about 7 minutes.

4. Preheat the broiler while eggs are cooking. Remove pan from heat, uncover, and arrange reserved asparagus and mushrooms over the eggs. Broil 6 inches from heat until eggs are set and starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.

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