Braised Purple Carrots with Feta & Fresh Mint

This gorgeous side dish is freshened up with creamy feta and fragrant mint.

Ingredients:
1 bunch purple carrots, greens removed and reserved for another use, then peeled and cut into large matchsticks
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
¼ cup crumbled feta
2 tablespoons finely-chopped mint

Method:
1. Melt butter in a large heavy sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the carrots, cover, and braise, stirring occasionally, until carrots are fork-tender, 20–30 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper, then drizzle carrots with lemon juice and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving platter and finish the dish with crumbled feta and scattered mint over the top.

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salsa with Fresh Herbs

A pico de gallo-style salsa bright in flavor and combined with spring onions and mint.

Ingredients:
1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half
2-3 spring onions, trimmed and finely diced
½-1 jalapeño pepper, depending on taste, seeds removed and finely chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Sea salt

Method:
1. Combine tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno pepper in a medium bowl. Add herbs, then drizzle lime juice over the salsa. Season generously with sea salt, to taste. Allow to sit 10-20 minutes on the countertop for flavors to fully combine.

Herb-Shallot Dressing

This flavor-packed vinaigrette is fantastic with both grains and greens.

Ingredients:
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Method:
1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a pint-sized jar with a tight-fitting lid, cover, and shake vigorously until emulsified, about 30 seconds. Reserve until ready to use.

Spring into Summer Recipes

This week’s box pays homage to the best spring ingredients—crunchy radishes, milky turnips and a bevy of fresh citrus—while looking forward to summer with the likes of crisp baby Romaine lettuce and fresh garden herbs. Take these and then have fun experimenting in the kitchen with all the additional provisions for a seasonal, summery brunch: Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausage patties, whole barley, housemade pear butter, Gruyère cheese bread and both chicken and duck eggs to scramble, poach or fry as you please!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Sausage, Potato & Arugula Breakfast Frittata
Flecked with savory sausage, potato rounds and peppery arugula, this baked dish is a real winner.

Breakfast Barley with Dried Fruit & Nuts
Chewy, nutty barley is topped with fruit, nuts and a hint of cinnamon to create a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Grapefruit, Lime & Mint Yogurt Parfaits
These luscious and light parfaits are an excellent accompaniment to brunch fare!

Charred Green Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is amazing spooned over poached or fried duck eggs.

Citrus-Fennel Salad
This classic Sicilian salad can be topped with any variety of citrus; try it with this week’s combo of grapefruit, blood orange and Cara Cara oranges!

Glazed Hakurei Turnips
These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

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