Pac Choi with Garlic

Fragrant garlic lends big flavor to sautéed pac choi greens.

Ingredients:
1 bunch pac choi
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic
⅛ cup chicken stock or white wine
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Start by trimming the stem off, just the end, to ensure the pac choi cooks evenly. Separate out the leaves, keep the tender center intact and clean under running water. Drain.

2. Finely mince garlic. Heat olive oil in wok or frying pan. Add the garlic to the heated pan.

3. Turn the heat to medium-high. Let the garlic gently sizzle in the oil. When it becomes fragrant and light golden brown, add the pac choi leaves.

4. Toss very well to coat each leaf with the flavored oil for approximately 15 seconds. Pour in broth or wine. Immediately cover and let cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

*Variation: This dish is also lovely topped with sautéed mushrooms.

Rainy Day Comforts Recipes

There’s nothing quite so gratifying after a wet, chilly day as a bowl of steaming-hot soup. In that spirit, this week we invite you to cozy up to our housemade wild mushroom soup, which is simmered in a savory chicken broth with cauliflower and farm-fresh herbs. Paired with Gruyère cheese bread and fall-fresh produce ranging from leeks and Lacinato kale to Delicata squash, plus stellar salad provisions like orchard apples and creamy blue cheese, this menu will satisfy both body and soul.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

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

Glorious May Recipes

The arrival of May means spring truly is in swing as we are starting to see warmer weather forecasts and various crops beginning to ripen in the garden. This week, enjoy spring in all its glory with a wonderful assortment of produce ranging from locally-foraged morel mushrooms and baby butter lettuces to pac choi and herbs like mint, chives and parsley. Also included: Fresh challah bread, our handcrafted chicken stock and a truly-special Grana-style cheese that’s been aging in the cheese cave for three years. Enjoy!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

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Mint Lemonade
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