Brunch Time Recipes

The flavors of spring continue to delight, this week in a produce-packed brunch featuring organic Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausage patties, a spinach- and pancetta-packed gratin and beautiful farm-fresh eggs to poach, fry or scramble as you please. Accented by multigrain bread, tangy Greek yogurt, our housemade herb vinaigrette and colorful produce including purple sprouting broccolini, pea shoots, baby pac choi and the first of the ruby-red spring rhubarb, this breakfast is fit for a laidback weekend gathering.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Poached Eggs Over Braised Spring Greens on Multigrain Toast
Fantastic for lunch, brunch, a snack or supper!

Pac Choi with Garlic
Fragrant garlic lends big flavor to sautéed pac choi greens.

Braised Carrots with Greek Yogurt & Fresh Mint
This gorgeous side dish is freshened up for spring with creamy yogurt and fragrant mint.

Meyer Lemon Aioli
This bright aioli is fantastic served with asparagus, or other grilled or sautéed spring veggies!

Rhubarb-Apple Cobbler
A true spring treat—just add a dollop of crème fraîche on top!

The Perfect Egg Recipes

Creamy and rich, eggs are one of the world’s finest gifts to the cook, delicious scrambled, poached, whisked or fried. Thus, this week’s delivery is devoted to the glorious egg, and an extra-special one at that, too, with decadent oversize duck eggs in addition to those from our own brood of heritage-breed hens. Also filled with an assortment of egg-friendly pairings—think: smoked salmon, Italian Rustica bread, and Fontina cheese to help craft an Italian-style fonduta—plus, a bevy of fresh produce like asparagus, spring ramps and buttery Hakurei turnips, this box will help you craft the perfect egg.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Poached Duck Eggs over Asparagus with Italian Fonduta
Serve this elegant dish with toasted Italian Rustica bread to sop up those delicious runny egg yolks!

Fontina ‘Fonduta’ with Duck Eggs
The classic Italian-style fondue, crafted with this week’s silky duck eggs.

Spring Salad with Deviled Duck Egg Vinaigrette
This salad puts both egg yolks and whites to delicious use.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette
A fresh blend of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic adds big flavor to grilled asparagus stalks.

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

Pickled Ramps
A lovely way to preserve and enjoy these rare spring ramps for weeks to come.

Cornmeal, Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
Crisp and crunchy, these crackers from PCC’s Cooking from Scratch cookbook are delightful served with a schmear of cream cheese on top.

Poached Duck Eggs over Asparagus with Italian Fonduta

Serve this elegant dish with toasted Italian Rustica bread to sop up those delicious runny egg yolks!

Ingredients:
3-4 duck eggs
1 pound asparagus, ends snapped and sliced into ¼-inch pieces
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Italian Fonduta (see recipe)

Method:
1. To poach the eggs, half-fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add a hefty pinch of salt. Meanwhile, crack each egg into its own small bowl and add a teaspoon of vinegar to each. Stir the boiling water vigorously with a balloon whisk until you have a whirlpool then immediately (and softly!) slip the egg into the pot. Turn the heat down low, and cook for three minutes. Gently lift eggs out of the pot and drain on paper towels.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter or heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

3. To serve, add a serving of the asparagus to a plate, and then top with a poached egg and a generous helping of fonduta. Season with salt and pepper, as needed.

Spring Sunshine Recipes

This week’s beautiful weather sure has jump-started the gardens! Crisp and crunchy, verdant and vivacious, the flavors of spring are thus freshening up this week’s lineup with such ingredients as pea and sunflower shoots, purple sprouting broccoli, leeks and chives. Also featuring fresh pappardelle pasta, Skagit River Ranch Italian sausage, Tunawerth cream cheese, our own duxelles and cornichons, plus top-quality baking ingredients, this box of seasonal favorites invites you to immerse yourself in the kitchen before heading back outside with a full plate and a glass of wine to enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Pappardelle Pasta with Duxelles & Italian Sausage
This light, creamy pasta is a show-stopper, topped with mushrooms duxelles and savory sausage.

Spring Greens Salad
Featuring arugula and chives, this bright and fresh salad is our go-to side salad for pretty much any meal!

Oven-Roasted Leeks
Seasoned with salt and pepper, roasted spring leeks make for a satisfying side dish.

Buttered New Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
This simple recipe from Ina Garten brings out the buttery flavor of new potatoes.

Quick-Pickled Sweet Onions
These snappy little onions are fantastic served on sandwiches and salads.

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