Lacinato Kale Frittata

A wonderfully-easy entrée!

Ingredients:
1 bunch Lacinato kale, leaves separated from thick ribs and cut crosswise into wide strips
¼ cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced paper thin
8 large eggs
¼-½ cup Grana-style cheese, grated
Sea salt

Method:
1. Heat olive oil and garlic in a broiler-proof nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes, or until garlic is soft and fragrant. Add kale, by the handful, tossing to coat leaves with the oil. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until kale is completely wilted and tender. Season with ½ teaspoon salt.

2. Preheat oven broiler, positioning oven rack about 4-6 inches from heat.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, Grana and an additional ½ teaspoon salt. Slowly pour egg mixture over greens. Cook eggs over medium-low heat without stirring for 8 minutes, or until almost set.

4. Transfer skillet to broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until top of frittata is browned. (Check often to make sure it does not burn.) Remove and let sit 1-2 minutes before slicing into wedges and serving.

Variation: Layer cooked, crumbled sausage into the frittata to add a little extra protein and flavor!

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Home for the Holiday Recipes

As winter nears and the holidays approach, we hope to bring you both comfort and joy with this box of warm, soulful favorites, from fixings to prep a decadent risotto with local Hedgehog and dried Porcini mushrooms to two locally-milled flours, yeast, fresh-baked gingerbread loaf and our own housemade crème fraîche to assist with all your sweets cravings. Also included: Potatoes, parsnips and petite Honeynut squash, beautiful salad greens and our signature herb fromage blanc, plus farm-fresh eggs and orchard fruit. Happy holidays!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Wild Mushroom Risotto
This creamy and delicious recipe is a favorite here at the farm on cold evenings—just remember to stir!

How-To: Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms
Follow these simple steps to reconstitute the beautiful mushrooms for this week’s risotto.

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
This slam-dunk recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy makes the best of crisp carrots.

Roasted Potatoes & Parsnips with Herbs
Fragrant herbs add a bright touch to these roasted vegetables.

Whipped Crème Fraîche
A simply-stunning topping for this week’s gingerbread loaf, or any holiday pie you have in mind.

Meyer Lemon & Thyme-Infused Olive Oil
A wonderful gift for family, friends and neighbors!

Wild Mushroom Risotto

This creamy and delicious recipe is a favorite here at the farm on cold evenings—just remember to stir!

Ingredients:
1½ cups Arborio rice
4 cups warm F&L chicken stock
½ cup white wine (if desired)
½ cup finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic (if desired)
½-1 cup reconstituted (see method) Porcini mushrooms, sautéed until golden brown in butter
2 cups Hedgehog mushrooms, trimmed and also sautéed until golden brown in butter
8 tablespoons butter or olive oil
¼ cup grated Tomme, Parmesan or other Grana-style cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Method:
1. In a saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil and then turn down to a simmer to keep hot.

2. In another large saucepan over medium low heat, melt 4-5 tablespoons of butter and cook the shallots until soft but not brown. Add garlic and continue cooking for about 2 minutes.

3. Turn the heat up and add the Arborio rice, stirring for about one minute. 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, all of the sautéed mushrooms and then the grated cheese, and stir until combined and the cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

Taco Night Recipes

Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with wild-caught Pacific Cod from Alaska, locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas and rich Cotija cheese. Top your fish tacos with a flavorful, lime-kissed carrot slaw and cherry tomato pico de gallo (see recipes for details!), serve with a black bean-red chile tamale and a side of buttery Mayocoba beans and you’ve got a Southwestern-style feast. Also included: Stollen bread, farm-fresh eggs and fun, fresh produce like radish microgreens, avocados, Jalapeño peppers and Cara Cara oranges. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cherry Tomato Pico de Gallo
This classic-style pico de gallo is fantastic atop tacos, scrambled eggs and of course, served as a dip with chips.

Purple Carrot-Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro
This light, fresh slaw adds great flavor and texture to this week’s fish tacos.

How-To: Cook Mayocoba Beans
You can enjoy these beans straight out of the pot, or save and prepare them refried-style later!

Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara & Blood Oranges
This lovely salad from Ina Garten is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.

Crispy Parsnip Chips
These lightly-salted baked chips are a wonderful afternoon snack.

Black Radish Cream
Substitute this zingy spread for horseradish in your favorite recipes.

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