Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto

Creamy and delicious, this recipe is a favorite here at the farm—just remember to stir!

Ingredients:
1½ cups Arborio rice
4-5 cups warm chicken stock
½ cup white wine (if desired)
½ finely chopped onions or shallots
1-2 tablespoons chopped garlic (if desired)
½ cup sautéed Chanterelle mushrooms
8 tablespoons butter or olive oil (can use a mixture)
1¼ cup grated Grana cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Method:
1. In a sauce pan, bring the chicken stock to a boil and then turn down to a simmer to keep hot. In another large saucepan over medium low heat, melt 4-5 tablespoons of butter and cook the onions or leeks until soft but not brown.

2. Add garlic and continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Turn the heat up and add the Arborio rice. Stir for about one minute.

3. Add a ladleful of stock to the rice and continue stirring until almost absorbed. Add another ladleful of stock and the wine and continue stirring—repeat until all the stock is gone and the rice is creamy and tender.

4. Stir in the remaining butter, sautéed mushrooms and grated Grana until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and additional cheese, if desired.

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Scrambled Eggs with Chanterelle Mushrooms & Herbs

Earthy mushrooms and fresh herbs elevate farmstead eggs in this stunning scramble.

Ingredients:
6 eggs
F&L Chanterelle mushrooms with herbs
¼ cup milk or cream
Tomme cheese
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Freshly-chopped parsley

Method:
1. Crack eggs and break over a shallow bowl. Break yolks with a whisk or fork, then add cream and mix together vigorously. Season with salt and pepper.

2. In a sauté pan, melt about 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Once heated, slowly pour in egg mixture and cook until set, stirring occasionally.

3. Turn off heat and stir in Chanterelle mushrooms and a grating of Tomme. Garnish with parsley.

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Butternut Squash Bisque

Creamy and supremely satisfying, this butternut squash-based soup is spiced with cinnamon, cayenne and thyme.

Ingredients:
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes
2½ cups chicken stock
1 cup half & half
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh silver thyme, chopped
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Method:
1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium. Add onion, garlic, thyme, cinnamon, and cayenne. Season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes.

2. Add squash, broth, half-and-half, and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook until squash is tender, about 20 minutes.

3. Working in batches, purée in a blender until smooth. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt. Serve bisque with sour cream, garnished with cayenne, if desired.

d store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

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Fennel Blossom Soup

This vibrant soup courtesy of The Splendid Table highlights the sweet, grassy flavors of fresh fennel.

Ingredients:
3 cups fennel, diced
2 cups leeks, sliced, white part only
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons fennel blossoms, plus additional for garnish
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Cook the leek in the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until the leek wilts. Add the fennel bulb and chicken broth. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Stir in the fennel blossoms

2. Purée the soup in two batches in a blender until very smooth. Be very careful when doing this – fill the blender no more than half full so that the hot soup does not splash out, and pulse it in quick spurts before switching it on continuously. Pour it back into the saucepan and reheat it until it simmers. Taste the soup, season with pepper, and add salt as needed. Serve hot or chilled, garnished with a small pinch of fennel flowers.

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