Spring Color Recipes

Eat the rainbow: This week’s lineup is truly color-rich, from yellow-red Rainier cherries and pink radishes to golden German Butterball potatoes and bright Cara Cara oranges, plus a plethora of spring greens like arugula, Lacinato kale and rainbow Swiss chard, and lots of fragrant herbs. Also accompanying this brightly-hued lineup: Fairhaven Mill organic buckwheat flour, herb-kissed fromage blanc, Gruyère cheese bread and both hen’s and duck’s eggs—enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Buckwheat Crêpes
Once you perfect the technique here, start adding in and playing with your favorite fillings. (This week we suggest using some of that delicious fromage blanc!)

Grilled Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Mustard Vinaigrette
Accented with mustard vinaigrette and spicy arugula, this potato salad boasts big, bold flavor.

Kohlrabi & Radish Slaw
This crisp, zippy slaw is a wonderful accompaniment to grilled meats, or even served atop burgers.

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Lemon Citronette
A light, lemony dressing adds bright appeal to tender Swiss chard.

Rainbow Swiss Chard Gratin
Creamy with just a hint of mustard, this rustic gratin is wonderful served with this week’s Gruyère cheese bread.

Arugula Pesto
Stash this bright, zippy pesto in your freezer to add to the likes of pastas, soups or even grilled or roasted vegetables.

Smoked Salmon Salad with Shaved Fennel

Tossed with our mustard vinaigrette, this salad beautifully balances tender smoked salmon with shaved fennel.

4 cups mixed summer greens
6-8 ounces smoked salmon
1 tablespoon French tarragon, finely chopped
F&L mustard vinaigrette
2 bulbs fennel, sliced very thin
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

1. Toss fennel, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. In a small bowl, combine the French tarragon with about 1 cup of F&L mustard vinaigrette; whisk to combine and set aside.

3. In a large serving bowl, combine the summer greens with the smoked salmon and then toss with the mustard-tarragon vinaigrette. Top with the fennel-lemon mixture; season to taste to with additional salt and pepper and serve.

Father’s Day Cookout Recipes


Fire up the barbecue and gather round to celebrate dear old dad this week with a summery menu highlighted by a grilled bratwurst sandwich on rye. Topped with tangy and bold local mustard, plus grilled Walla Walla sweet onions, this classic sammie is complemented by fresh salad greens, a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and housemade pickled cauliflower. Also: Whip up a tart-sweet apricot galette to finish off the meal.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Grilled Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Mustard Vinaigrette
Accented with mustard vinaigrette and spicy summer greens, this potato salad boasts big, bold flavor.

Roasted Beet Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette
Served over a bed of baby lettuce, this tarragon-kissed salad brings out the lovely flavors of fresh beets.

Piracicaba Sprouting Broccoli Salad
This room temperature salad from The Barefoot Contessa has just the right amount of crunch!

Apricot Galette
Sprinkled with a dusting of cinnamon sugar, this fresh tart is sure to please.

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